Cessna 150 C-GSWM - From the Investigator

Type: Cessna 150 (C-GSWM)
Location: Regina Airport (CYQR), SK
Date: 26 July 2022

On 26 July 2022, a Cessna 150 experienced a hard landing on the third touch and go attempt at the Regina airport (CYQR). The nose landing gear collapsed and the aircraft stopped on runway 31 in a nose down attitude.

The accident flight was part of the Air Cadet Power Scholarship Program and flown under contract by a civilian flight training unit. The purpose of this flight was to conduct solo pilot training.

A cadet pilot took-off from the Regina airport and conducted a series of circuits with touch and goes on runway 31. The first two circuits were uneventful and the aircraft was set-up correctly for a third attempt. The cadet pilot landed flat, touching down all three landing gears almost simultaneously, before bouncing off the runway and started oscillating in an increasing fashion along the lateral axis (porpoising), boucing off the runway for a total of six times. The aircraft’s nose landing gear collapsed and the aircraft came to rest on the runway slightly right of the center line.

There were no injuries and the aircraft sustained very serious damage in this occurrence.

The investigation did not reveal any evidence of technical issues with the aircraft and is now focusing on human factors, training and procedures.

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Overview
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Cessna 150 (C-GSWM) overview.
Credit: Regina Airport Authority

Nose gear
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Cessna 150 (C-GSWM) Nose landing gear
Credit: Directorate Flight Safety

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