Monday, February 17, 2014

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, PRN LLC, N426SP: Accident occurred February 17, 2014 in Caldwell, New Jersey

NTSB Identification: ERA14CA127
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 17, 2014 in Caldwell, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/01/2014
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N426SP
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that he intended to complete three full-stop landings at night, to meet currency requirements. During the first landing, the airplane bounced three times and veered left. The pilot applied right rudder and right aileron in an attempt to correct; however, the nosegear struck a snowbank off the left side of the runway. During the collision, the airplane nosed over and came to rest inverted. The pilot added that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions with the airplane and the wind was reported as calm about the time of the accident. Examination of the airplane by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed substantial damage to the right wing and vertical stabilizer.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control while landing.

A Brooklyn pilot crashed a small plane while trying to land at a New Jersey airport Monday, police say.

The Cessna 172 touched down at the Essex County Airport in Fairfield just before 7 p.m., then suddenly veered off the runway to the left, striking a snow bank and then overturning, police said.

The plane was piloted by Chaim Masri, 46, of Brooklyn, according to authorities. Masri declined medical attention for a minor injury to the leg.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating. 

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A pilot suffered a minor injury after his airplane crashed earlier tonight at Essex County Airport in Fairfield, police said.

Chaim Masri, 46, of Brooklyn, received a minor injury to his leg and declined medical attention after his Cessna  172 crash landed on the airport runway at 6:53 p.m. and overturned, Fairfield Deputy Police Chief Anthony Manna said in a press release tonight.

Manna said the Cessna 172 "touched down, at which time, it veered off the runway to the left, striking a snow bank and then overturning."

The plane is being up-righted and will be secured at the airport pending an investigation by officials from the Federal Aviation Administration, Manna said.

Information relative to ownership of the plane was not available, he said.

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