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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215452
Last updated: 12 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 152
Owner/operator:Snohomish Flying Service Inc
Registration: N6509L
C/n / msn: 15284425
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Snohomish, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Snohomish, WA (S43)
Destination airport:Snohomish, WA (S43)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during the landing flare, the airplane encountered a wind gust and the airplane pitched upward. During landing, the airplane bounced twice and each time it touched down on the nose landing gear, and subsequently both wings struck the ground.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left and the right-wing spar.
The pilot reported that the wind at the airport about the time of the accident was from 100° at 12kts, gusting to 30kts. The pilot landed on runway 33.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s decision to land with a tailwind and in his failure to maintain pitch control of the airplane in gusting wind conditions.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 6 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

16-Sep-2018 19:09 ASN Update Bot Added

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