Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Double Eagle II Airport

Abuquerque, New Mexico 87105
Monday, June 19, 2000 11:10 TO

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
The student pilot, on his second solo, said that he encountered a downdraft, and landed hard. He said that the airplane bounced into the air and then landed hard a second time. Then the airplane oscillated back and forth in a porpoise like fashion. Subsequently the nose wheel landing gear was broken off, and the firewall was buckled.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
The pilot's improper flare and his inadequate recovery from a bounced landing.
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date6/19/2000 
Event Day of the WeekMonday 
Time of Event1110 
Event Time Zone-- 
Event CityAbuquerque 
Event StateNEW MEXICO 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site87105 
Event Date Year2000 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude-- 
Event Location Longitude-- 
Event Location AirportDouble Eagle II Airport 
Event Location Nearest Airport IDAEG 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles-- 
Degrees magnetic from airport-- 
Airport Elevation-- 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1115 Mountain Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)-- 
Weather Observation Facility IDAEG 
Elevation of weather observation facility5834 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)-- 
Time Zone of the weather observationMDT 
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)22 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)150 
Variable Wind IndicatorWind direction could be determined 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator -- 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots) -- 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30.23 
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)14211 
NTSB Notification SourceFAA SW ROC  
NTSB Notification DateJun 18 2000 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1428 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket informationDMS 
Date of most recent change to recordNov 25 2003 11:36AM 
User who most recently changed recordNTSB\MONR  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District OfficeAlbuquerque, NM 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN738WE 
NTSB NumberDEN00LA114 
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 Model172 
Aircraft Series Identifier-- 
Aircraft Serial Number17270288 
Certified Max Gross Weight2300 
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 InspectionMay 24 2000 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection33 
Airframe Hours4104 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameAero Meridian Corp 
Aircraft Owner Street Address411 Central Ave NW 
Aircraft Owner CityAlbuquerque 
Aircraft Owner StateNM 
Aircraft Owner CountryUSA  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode87105 
Operator is an individual?No 
Operator NameAero Meridian Corp 
Operator Same as Owner?No 
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?-- 
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 BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventYes 
Departure Airport CodeAEG  
Departure CityAbuquerque 
Departure StateNM 
Departure CountryUSA 
Departure Time1050 
Departure Time ZoneMDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code-- 
Destination City-- 
Destination State-- 
Destination Country-- 
Specific Phase of FlightLanding - roll 
Report sent to ICAO?No 
Evacuation occurredNo 
Date of most recent change to recordAug 13 2003 5:02PM 
User who most recently changed recordMCBM  
Since inspection or accidentTime of Accident 
Event Location Runway Number and Location22 
Runway Length7398 
Runway Width100 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--