Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Cessna 172S, N65329: Incident occurred June 07, 2016 and accident occurred March 23, 2016 at Frederick Municipal Airport (KFDK), Frederick County, Maryland

Kathryn's Report: http://www.kathrynsreport.com

Date: 07-JUN-16
Time: 16:48:00Z
Regis#: N65329
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Baltimore FSDO-07
City: FREDERICK
State: Maryland

AIRCRAFT ON LANDING, WENT OFF THE RUNWAY INTO THE GRASS, FREDERICK, MARYLAND.

COPPELER ENTERPRISES LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N65329 

Frederick Flight Center: http://frederickflightcenter.com

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Baltimore FSDO-07

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA158
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 23, 2016 in Frederick, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/03/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N65329
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 second solo flight he encountered a gust of wind during the landing flare and the airplane ballooned and then bounced twice on the nose wheel. After the second bounce, the student pilot applied full power and aborted the landing. The subsequent landing was uneventful and he taxied to the ramp. A postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the firewall. 

The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane 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 improper pitch control during the landing flare, which resulted in a hard bounced landing.

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