Friday, May 13, 2016

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N7095G: Accident occurred May 31, 2016 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey (and) Incident occurred May 12, 2016 at Ocean City Municipal Airport (26N ), Cape May County, New Jersey

http://registry.faa.gov/N7095G

FAA Flight Standards District Office:  FAA Teterboro FSDO-25

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA340 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 31, 2016 in Lumberton, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N7095G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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 during landing, the main landing gear touched down first, followed by the nose landing gear. He reported that the nose landing gear tire deflated upon contact with the runway surface. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator, the pilot stated that the main landing gear touched down at airspeed of about 40 knots, and the airplane rolled to the right side of the runway and came to rest about 5 feet from the edge of the runway. 

The Airframe and Powerplant mechanic that recovered the airplane reported that the nose landing gear wheel was broken in half and damage was sustained to the upper and lower firewall on both the pilot and copilot sides. 

According to the manufacturer's pilot operating handbook: 

The stall airspeed for this airplane with flaps down, power off is 49 knots.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with any portion of the airplane prior to touch down that would have prevented normal flight operations.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's hard landing, resulting in a runway excursion and substantial damage to the firewall.

The pilot reported that during landing, the main landing gear touched down first, followed by the nose landing gear. He reported that the nose landing gear tire deflated upon contact with the runway surface. During a telephone conversation with the National Transportation Safety Board investigator, the pilot stated that the main landing gear touched down at airspeed of about 40 knots, and the airplane rolled to the right side of the runway and came to rest about 5 feet from the edge of the runway. 

The Airframe and Powerplant mechanic that recovered the airplane reported that the nose landing gear wheel was broken in half and damage was sustained to the upper and lower firewall on both the pilot and copilot sides. 

According to the manufacturer's pilot operating handbook: 

The stall airspeed for this airplane with flaps down, power off is 49 knots.

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or anomalies with any portion of the airplane prior to touch down that would have prevented normal flight operations.

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Philadelphia FSDO-17

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING WENT OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY, OCEAN CITY, NEW JERSEY.

Date: 12-MAY-16
Time: 20:30:00Z
Regis#: N7095G
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: OCEAN CITY
State: New Jersey

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