Accident Cessna 152 N48693,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 356330
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Date:Sunday 12 January 1997
Time:11:21 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 152
Owner/operator:Marlboro Aviation Enterprise
Registration: N48693
MSN: 15283362
Year of manufacture:1979
Total airframe hrs:6792 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-235-L2C
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Marlboro, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:(2N8)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot landed hard and the nose gear collapsed. According to a witness the airplane touched down and bounced 10 feet into the air. The aircraft then pitched down and hit on the nose, and bounced again, but only about 5 feet up this time. The aircraft again pitched nose down and hit the pavement. On this contact, the nose gear broke off, and the (airplane) skidded on its nose for about 50 feet and came to rest. According to the student pilot, his approach speed was 65 knots, and about 20 feet above the runway, he reduced power to idle. The aircraft subsequently 'settled fast' and bounced. He unsuccessfully tried to recover, indicating that he 'got rigid on (the) control wheel position.' The pilot reported the accident could have been prevented by doing a go-around.

Probable Cause: the pilot's improper flare and improper recovery from a bounced landing, which resulted in a hard landing and collapse of the nose gear. A factor relating to the accident was: the pilot's failure to perform a go-around.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC97LA042
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
26 March 2013 N48693 Central Texas Flight Training Inc 0 KCLL Easterwood Airport College Station Texas sub
Gear collapse

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12-Mar-2024 21:24 ASN Update Bot Added

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