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14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 05, 2016 in Kapolei, HI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/18/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N429ES
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 during the landing flare he pitched up “higher than what is normal” and the airplane bounced three times during the touchdown. The pilot further reported that he was able to taxi the airplane to the ramp, but he noticed the nose wheel was flat.
During a 100-hour maintenance inspection conducted a week later, it was revealed that the firewall sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident 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 use of an excessive pitch attitude during the landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing.