Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Creve Cover Airport

Creve Couer, Missouri 63141
Saturday, April 22, 1989 8:30 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
WHILE PRACTICING TAKEOFFS & LANDINGS, THE STUDENT PLT MISJUDGED HIS TOUCHDOWN POINT. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A PLOWED/FURROWED FIELD ABOUT 20 FEET SHORT OF THE RWY & BOUNCED ABOUT 50 FT ONTO THE RWY, WHERE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE PROPELLER STRUCK THE RWY. THE ACFT THEN SLID TO A STOP ON ITS NOSE.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
THE PILOT'S MISJUDGEMENT OF ALTITUDE AND DISTANCE TO THE RUNWAY, AND HIS FAILURE TO ATTAIN THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT FOR LANDING. A FACTOR RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WAS: THE SOFT/UNEVEN TERRAIN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date4/22/1989 
Event Day of the WeekSaturday 
Time of Event830 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityCREVE COUER  
Event StateMISSOURI 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site63141  
Event Date Year1989 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportCREVE COVER  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID1HO  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation445 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation850 Central Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)260 
Weather Observation Facility IDSUS  
Elevation of weather observation facility461 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)15 
Time Zone of the weather observationCDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height25000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsThin Broken 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 15 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)22 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)11 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)240 
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)-- 
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)292 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateApr 22 1989 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1200 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information38834 
Date of most recent change to recordDec 13 2000 12:36PM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN19220 
NTSB NumberMKC89LA097  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model150  
Aircraft Series Identifier150  
Aircraft Serial Number15074247  
Certified Max Gross Weight1600 
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 InspectionApr 15 1989 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection80 
Airframe Hours3738 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameSKYLINK AVIATION  
Aircraft Owner Street Address3177 CREVE COEUR MILL RD  
Aircraft Owner CityST. LOUIS  
Aircraft Owner StateMO 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode63146  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator NameSKYLING AVIATION, INC.  
Operator Same as Owner?No 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street AddressCREVE COUER AIRPORT  
Operator CityCREVE COUER  
Operator StateMO 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code63141  
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 Code1HO  
Departure City  
Departure State  
Departure Country  
Departure Time800 
Departure Time ZoneCDT 
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 Location16  
Runway Length2500 
Runway Width28 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--