Preliminary Accident Reports

May 2001 Issue

February 25, Naples, Fla. / Cessna 152

At about 08:10 eastern time, a Cessna 152 went off the runway after a bounced landing at Naples Municipal Airport. The student pilot was not injured. The pilot said he flared too high, resulting in a hard touchdown and high bounce. Rather than perform a go-around, he attempted to salvage the bounced landing and got into a porpoise that eventually fractured and separated the nose strut....

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