Preliminary Accident Reports

October 2007 Issue

August 12, 2007, San Diego, Calif., Cessna 195

The pilot reported the landing approach was normal. He asked the local controller for the winds, and was told they were from 260 degrees at seven knots with no reported gusts. He flared the airplane for a touchdown in "a three-point landing attitude." As expected, he heard the stall warning horn go off, felt the tailwheel begin to touch the runway and was expecting the main gear wheels to touch when he "felt the airplane quickly surge up and then slam down."

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