On September 13, 1999, at 1445 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 152, N5337L, was substantially damaged during a bounced landing at Sanford Municipal Airport, Sanford, Maine. The certificated private pilot was not injured, and meteorological conditions prevailed for the personal local flight that originated from Sanford. No flight plan was filed, and the flight was conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
According to the pilot, he was executing an approach to land on runway 14. The approach was normal, and he classified his airspeed as "good." He added that just before touchdown, a gust of wind from the right lifted the airplane. The airplane started to bounce, and on the third bounce, the nose wheel collapsed.
An automated weather observation taken approximately 10 minutes after the accident recorded the wind as 150 degrees magnetic at 7 knots.