Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cessna 172, N96172: Aircraft suffered hard landing to nose during pilot training























AIRCRAFT: 1983 Cessna 172 N96172, s/n: 17276031

ENGINE:  Lycoming O-320 DJ2, s/n: L-17571-3A installed during annual inspection on 10/31/2015 after overhaul.

PROPELLER:  McCauley 1C160/DTM 7667, s/n: XG44024

APPROXIMATE TOTAL HOURS (estimated TT & TSMO from logbooks or other information - LOGS ARE INCOMPLETE):

ENGINE:   Zero TSMOH at Annual inspection on 10/31/2015.

PROPELLER:    TSMO 3661.5 

AIRFRAME:         8304.3             

OTHER EQUIPMENT:  
In custody of SIAI.
Bendix/KingKMA24 Audio Panel
Bendix/King KT76A transponder
KingKN64 DME
King KX155 NAV/COM
King KX155 NAV/COM
     
DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT:  Aircraft suffered hard landing to nose during pilot training.

DESCRIPTION OF DAMAGES:  
There is damage to the nose section including the propeller, broken nose strut, broken wheel, damaged cowling, wrinkled firewall, and wrinkled floorboards.  
The engine experienced a prop strike. 
The left wingtip contacted the ground and has broken/cracked tip cap and scraped paint.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT:  Aircraft is tied down at Grand Bahama International Airport, Freeport, Bahamas

REMARKS:  Logs and avionics are in the custody of SIAI Adjuster Riner.  

LOGS ARE INCOMPLETE.  AIRFRAME logbooks include  "#5" from December 11, 1998 to January 29, 2003 and #6 from August 13, 2003 to 10/31/2015 (last annual inspection)

ENGINE - engine was installed on October 31, 2015 and last entry is December 12, 2015. (There are also some old engine logs.)

PROPELLER - Propeller logs from when it was installed February 2, 2004 through October 31, 2015.

Read more here:  http://www.avclaims.com/N96172.htm

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