Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, JPEMR Enterprises Inc., N24447: Accident occurred August 02, 2016 in Oak Island, Brunswick County, North Carolina


NTSB Identification: GAA16CA421
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 02, 2016 in Oak Island, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N24447
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 after touching down during landing, he pulled back on the yoke "too far too fast" and the airplane ballooned. During the balloon, the pilot reported that he "failed to push the power to full" and conduct proper aborted landing procedures. The airplane landed hard on the runway and the pilot taxied back to the ramp without further incident.

During a postaccident examination, substantial damage to the firewall was discovered.

The pilot reported that there were no preimpact 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 pilot's failure to maintain pitch control during the landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing and substantial damage to the firewall.

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