Accident Cessna 172 N19771,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 370516
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Date:Wednesday 3 January 2001
Time:19:40 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172
Owner/operator:Village Aviation, Inc.
Registration: N19771
MSN: 17260739
Year of manufacture:1972
Total airframe hrs:4115 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-2J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Atmautluak, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Bethel Airport, AK (BET/PABE)
Destination airport:Atmautluak, AK (4A2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The certificated commercial pilot stated that while on final approach to runway 33, he inadvertently allowed the airplane to descend below his intended glide path. In an attempt to arrest the descent he applied full engine power, but the airplane continued to descend. The airplane inadvertently touched down on the snow-covered approach end of the runway, about 15 yards short of the runway surface. As he attempted to abort the landing, the airplane become airborne, drifted to the left of the runway, and settled into an area of soft snow. During the second touchdown, the nose wheel collapsed at the firewall bulkhead. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the engine firewall.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain a proper glidepath during final approach. A factor associated with the accident was soft terrain.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC01LA028
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year 1 month
Download report: Final report




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