Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cessna 172P Skyhawk, United States Air Force, N9358L: Accident occurred November 17, 2016 in Destin, Okaloosa County, Florida

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: https://app.ntsb.gov/pdf 

Docket And Docket Items -   National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE:   http://registry.faa.gov/N9358L

FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Birmingham FSDO-09

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA081
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, November 17, 2016 in Destin, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N9358L
Injuries: 2 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 student pilot reported that during the landing roll of a touch-and-go the airplane was off the centerline and he added right rudder, but he "overcompensated". The flight instructor reported that the airplane drifted to the right and was about to exit the runway, so he pushed in the throttle, applied left rudder, and pulled back on the yoke to initiate a climb. The student pilot reported that as the airplane became airborne they heard a "slight bang" and thought the landing gear had struck a runway light. The flight instructor further reported that they conducted a full-stop landing to examine the landing gear, but there was no damage noted.

During a postflight inspection at their home airport, it was revealed that the left horizontal stabilizer had sustained substantial damage.

The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

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