Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, Filtration & Separation Technologies Inc., N456SP: Accident occurred November 04, 2016 at Stuart Powell Field Airport (KDVK), Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky

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

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA069 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 04, 2016 in Danville, KY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/10/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N456SP
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 solo student pilot reported that, while on final approach following a cross-country flight, he experienced what felt like a down draft or wind shear. The airplane touched down hard on the runway, bounced, and on the second touchdown, the nosewheel impacted the surface first. The student pilot taxied the airplane to the ramp without further incident. 

Postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed substantial damage to the firewall. 

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport revealed that, about 5 minutes before the accident, the wind was 040° at 5 knots. The airplane landed on runway 30.

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Louisville, Kentucky

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

Filtration & Separation Technologies Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N456SP

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA069
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 04, 2016 in Danville, Kentucky
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N456SP
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 solo student pilot reported that while on final approach following a cross country flight, he experienced what felt like a down draft or wind shear. The airplane touched down hard on the runway, bounced, and on the second touchdown, the nose wheel impacted the surface first. The student pilot taxied the airplane to the ramp without further incident.

A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed substantial damage to the firewall.

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

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport, revealed that, about 5 minutes before the accident the wind was 040° at 5 knots. The airplane landed on runway 30.

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