On August 1, 2000, at 1645 eastern standard time, a Cessna 180, N1774C, experienced a bounced landing and nose over during touchdown on runway 18 (5,500 feet by 75 feet, dry asphalt) at the Clark County Airport, Jeffersonville, Indiana. The Airline Transport Rated pilot on board was not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. Visual meteorological conditions existed and no flight plan was filed. The flight which originated at about 1605 eastern standard time from Louisville, Kentucky, was being operated as a personal flight under 14 CFR Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that he departed Bowman Airport in Louisville and flew to the Clark County Airport to practice takeoffs and landings. He reported that the winds at Louisville were from 240 degrees at 7 knots and that the winds at Clark County were about the same. The pilot reported that he made two wheel landings and one full stall landing without incident. He reported that on the fourth landing, which was going to be a full stall, the airplane bounced and became airborne. He continued to report that he let the airplane settle back to the runway in a three-point attitude. He reported the next thing he remembered was the airplane veered to the right, the left wing tip contacted the ground, and the airplane nosed over. The pilot stated the airplane stayed on the runway and he exited the airplane through the left side door.