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             

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.

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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