Monday, November 14, 2016

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, Anvab Inc. dba, N53402: Accident occurred November 10, 2016 in Concord, Merrimack County, New Hampshire

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Portland FSDO-65

Docket And Docket Items -   National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Factual Report  -  National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA067
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 10, 2016 in Concord, NH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/06/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N53402
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 second landing of a closed traffic pattern flight, the airplane “ballooned” in the landing flare and touched down “hard.” The pilot further reported that she aborted the landing and landed without further incident. 

The firewall sustained substantial damage.

The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

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