Poor approach, poor landing

Aircraft: Cessna 150. Injuries: 2 Minor. Location: Kenmare, N.D. Aircraft damage: Substantial.

What reportedly happened: The pilot, who was attempting to land in a farm field, applied full flaps while on final approach but did not flare quickly enough prior to touchdown and the airplane bounced twice. The nose gear collapsed and the airplane nosed over, sustaining substantial damage to the firewall and wings.

The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation

Probable cause: The pilot’s inadequate landing flare and recovery from a bounced landing.

NTSB Identification: CEN11CA056

This November 2010 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.

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