On March 17, 2000, about 0940 eastern standard time, an Aeronca/Bubeck, Bubeck-Aeronca, N6030T, registered to a private owner, crashed during landing at Merritt Island Airport, Merritt Island, Florida, while on a Title 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage. The commercial-rated flight instructor received minor injuries and the private-rated dual student was not injured. The flight last departed Merritt Island, Florida about 5 minutes before the accident. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The flight instructor stated that he had demonstrated a wheel landing to the dual student. He then had the dual student attempt a wheel landing. As the student landed, the aircraft touched down and bounced into the air. The flight instructor applied engine power for a go-around. At the same time the student pushed forward on the control stick. The instructor could not take control before the aircraft impact the runway nose first. The aircraft again bounced into the air and landed again, hard, breaking off the main landing gear.