Steamboat Springs Flying Club, LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N998M
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Salt Lake City FSDO-07
NTSB Identification: GAA16CA327
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, June 17, 2016 in Craig, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA R172, registration: N998M
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 student pilot reported that during his fifth solo touch and go landing, the airplane landed short of the runway and impacted the runway asphalt edge with the nose landing gear. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. The student pilot reported that there were no pre impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot's failure to maintain an adequate glide path during landing, which resulted in the airplane landing short of the runway and the nose wheel impacting the runway edge and substantial damage to the firewall.