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NTSB Identification: GAA16CA360
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, July 02, 2016 in Pembroke Pines, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/05/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N65645
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 the landing flare of his second solo, after the main landing gear touched down the "nose of the airplane swung" to the right. He further reported that he attempted to correct with left rudder, and that this is where "he lost control of the airplane". The airplane veered off the runway to the left, impacted an airport sign, and came to a stop at an intersecting taxi way.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing.
The student pilot did not report any 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 failure to maintain directional control during the landing flare, which resulted in a runway excursion, and impact with a sign.
A 36-year-old student pilot crashed upon landing at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines on Saturday morning, police said.
The crash happened at 9:35 a.m. as the plane made contact with the runway and drifted from the asphalt onto the grassy field and collided with an electrical sign, according to Sgt. Adam Feiner.
There were no passengers on board and the pilot, identified as Luis Castillo, of Miramar, was not harmed, Feiner said. The estimated damage to the sign and aircraft totaled nearly $15,000.
Pembroke Pines Fire-Rescue responded to the scene, and the Federal Aviation Administration was expected to resume the investigation into the crash.
Original article can be found here: http://www.sun-sentinel.com
Police and rescue crews responded to an airplane crash at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines Saturday morning.
According to Pembroke Pines Police, a student pilot, 36-year-old Luis Castillo, was flying a Cessna 172P Skyhawk. While landing, the aircraft skidded from the runway and traveled on the air field colliding with a runway identification marker sign.
The crash caused around $4,500 of property damage to the runway sign, and around $10,000 of property damage to the plane, police say.
The Federal Aviation Administration responded to further the investigation.
Original article can be found here: http://www.nbcmiami.com