Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
El Toro Mcas Airport

El Toro, California 92709
Tuesady, January 26, 1988 16:50 PST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE STUDENT PLT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH-&-GO LANDINGS & WAS CLEARED FOR AN APCH BEHIND A C-130. HE STATED THAT HE NOTED THE TOUCHDOWN POINT OF THE C-130 & PLANNED HIS APCH TO REMAIN ABOVE THE C-130'S FLT PATH. HOWEVER, JUST BEFORE LANDING, WHEN THE ACFT WAS AT ABOUT 10' AGL, IT ENCTRD WAKE TURBULANCE FROM THE C-130. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT LANDED HARD & THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. FIRE ERUPTED, BUT IT WAS QUICKLY EXTINGUISHED BY FIRE/RESCUE PERSONNEL. AN EXAM OF THE SKID MARKS REVEALED THE CESSNA HAD CONTACTED THE RWY WELL SHORT OF WHERE MOST OF THE C-130 TRAFFIC HAD BEEN LANDING.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date1/26/1988 
Event Day of the WeekTuesday 
Time of Event1650 
Event Time ZonePacific Standard Time 
Event CityEL TORO  
Event StateCALIFORNIA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site92709  
Event Date Year1988 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportEL TORO MCAS  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDNZJ  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation363 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1640 Pacific Standard Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility IDNZJ  
Elevation of weather observation facility363 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observationPST 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height20000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles)
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)21 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-2 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)10 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)1125 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)1722 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateJan 26 1988 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1730 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information37901 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 13 2000 11:29AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN4914H 
NTSB NumberLAX88LA099  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedVFR 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageDestroyed 
Aircraft FireGround 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model152  
Aircraft Series Identifier152  
Aircraft Serial Number15284017  
Certified Max Gross Weight1670 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last Inspection100 Hour 
Date of Last InspectionSep 1 1987 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection21 
Airframe Hours2939 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedYes 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameEL TORO MCAS FLYING CLUB  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressEL TORO MCAS  
Aircraft Owner CityEL TORO  
Aircraft Owner StateCA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode92709  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Instructional 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeNZJ  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time1550 
Departure Time ZonePST 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination City  
Destination State  
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:35AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location34  
Runway Length8000 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--