Accident Cessna 172S N10897,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 199431
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Date:Thursday 12 January 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Paragon Flight Training Co
Registration: N10897
MSN: 172S10606
Year of manufacture:2007
Total airframe hrs:5147 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-360-L2A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Punta Gorda, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Punta Gorda, FL (PGD)
Destination airport:Fort Myers, FL (FMY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot reported that, during his solo cross-country flight, he performed touch-and-go landings and takeoffs. The student pilot reported that there was a notice to airman identifying that the precision approach path indicator (PAPI) lighting was not in service at the second of three airports on his itinerary. The student pilot was cleared for a touch-and-go at the airport with no PAPI, and he reported that his landing was flat. He recalled that the airplane bounced but that he completed the touch-and-go and departed the airport for the final leg of his itinerary. He reported that he landed and shut down the airplane at his home airport, and “it was then that I noticed the bent prop tips. I immediately notified management.” Further examination of the airplane by the operator revealed substantial damage to the firewall.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain proper pitch control, which resulted in a hard, bounced landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: GAA17CA122
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report




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06-Sep-2017 07:05 ASN Update Bot Added

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