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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133722
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Date:11-OCT-1998
Time:11:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic C150 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 150L
Owner/operator:American Aerodyne Services
Registration: N11951
C/n / msn: 15075729
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Clinton, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:W32
Destination airport:W32
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
On October 11, 1998, about 1100 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 150L, N11951, was substantially damaged during a hard landing at the Washington Executive-Hyde Airport, Clinton, Maryland. The certificated student pilot was uninjured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the instructional flight conducted under 14 CFR Part 91. The flight originated from Hyde Airport, about 1000.

According to the flight instructor, who was positioned near the end of the runway with a hand held radio, the student pilot was on his second supervised solo flight. He recalled that the student pilot had completed eight landings prior to the accident.

The student pilot reported that everything was the same as his previous landings, except over the numbers (on the runway), the airplane "experienced an updraft." He stated that the airplane ballooned up, and when it came down, it bounced back into the air. He pushed "down nose, to correct for lifting" and could not flare soon enough to recover. The nose wheel struck the runway, collapsing the nose gear and the airplane slid into the grass infield coming to rest in an upright position.

A Federal Aviation Administration Inspector examined the wreckage on October 12, 1998. The Inspector reported that in addition to the nose gear collapsing, the engine casing was punctured, and both wings incurred spar damage. No pre-impact mechanical malfunctions were found with the airplane.
PROBABLE CAUSE:The student pilot's improper flare and improper recovery from a bounced landing.

Sources:

NTSB id 20001211X11275


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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