Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Eaker Field Airport

Durant, Oklahoma 74701
Monday, April 7, 2003 15:20 CDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The 17-hour student pilot, on his first solo flight, made one successful landing. On the second landing on runway 35, the aircraft bounced, and then bounced again to a height of approximately 20-30 feet. The aircraft nosed down and impacted the runway on its nose landing gear. The winds at the time of the accident were reported from 350 degrees at 12 knots.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The student pilot's improper landing flare resulting in a hard landing and his improper recovery procedures for a bounced landing.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date4/7/2003 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1520 
Event Time ZoneCentral Daylight Time 
Event CityDurant 
Event StateOKLAHOMA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site74701 
Event Date Year2003 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude335632N 
Event Location Longitude0962340W 
Event Location AirportEaker Field Airport 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDDUA 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation698 
Weather Briefing CompletenessFull 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility ID-- 
Elevation of weather observation facility-- 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observation-- 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height-- 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height-- 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsClear 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)-- 
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)-- 
Visibility (Statute Miles) 10 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)17 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)350 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)10 
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorGusting 
Wind Gust (knots) 12 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30.01 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of Precipitation-- 
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)15143 
NTSB Notification SourceSoutheastern University  
NTSB Notification DateApr 8 2003 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time905 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordMar 30 2004 8:14AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\MONR  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeOklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN116SS 
NTSB NumberFTW03LA127 
Missing Aircraft Indicator-- 
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?No 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCessna 
Aircraft Model152 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number7582334 
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 InspectionMar 6 2003 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection17.2 
Airframe Hours8621.1 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameSoutheastern University 
Aircraft Owner Street Address-- 
Aircraft Owner City-- 
Aircraft Owner State-- 
Aircraft Owner Country-- 
Aircraft Owner Zipcode-- 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator Name-- 
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street AddressStation A 
Operator CityDurant 
Operator StateOK 
Operator CountryUSA  
Operator Zip code74701 
Operator Code-- 
Owner has at least one certificateNone 
Other Operator of large aircraft?-- 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 Operation-- 
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 Board-- 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeDUA  
Departure CityDurant 
Departure StateOK 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1415 
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 - flare/touchdown 
Report sent to ICAO?No 
Evacuation occurredYes 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 31 2004 1:07PM 
User who most recently changed recordCASH  
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location35 
Runway Length5001 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--