Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hard Landing: Cessna 152, N24752; accident occurred October 01, 2018 at Lakeland Linder International Airport (KLAL), Polk County, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Orlando, Florida

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf



Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

https://registry.faa.gov/N24752


Location: Lakeland, FL
Accident Number: GAA19CA025
Date & Time: 10/01/2018, 1015 EDT
Registration: N24752
Aircraft: Cessna 152
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries:1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional

According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector assigned to the event, the pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane landed hard on the nose landing gear, bounced, briefly became airborne and after touching down again, the nose landing gear collapse.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine mounts

The inspector added that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot did not submit the National Transportation Safety Board Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report Form 6120.1. 

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private
Age: 23, Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land
Seat Occupied: Unknown
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 1 Without Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/02/2018
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 53 hours (Total, all aircraft), 53 hours (Total, this make and model)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N24752
Model/Series: 152 No Series
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1977
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Utility
Serial Number: 15280355
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 2
Date/Type of Last Inspection:  Unknown
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 1669 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time:
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT:
Engine Model/Series: O-235
Registered Owner: Training Planes LLC
Rated Power:
Operator: Training Planes LLC
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KLAL, 142 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 2 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1420 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 292°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 1500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling:
Visibility (RVR): 
Wind Speed/Gusts: 6 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 60°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30.15 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 24°C
Precipitation and Obscuration:  No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Lakeland, FL (LAL)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: Lakeland, FL (LAL)
Type of Clearance: Unknown
Departure Time:  EDT
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: LAKELAND LINDER RGNL (LAL)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 142 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 09
IFR Approach: None
Runway Length/Width: 8499 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full Stop; Straight-in

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 27.988889, -82.018611 (est)

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