Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N1289Y: Accident occurred December 24, 2016 at Flagler Executive Airport (KFIN), Palm Coast, Florida -and- Incident occurred November 03, 2016 in Palm Coast, Flagler County, Florida

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

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office: Orlando, Florida

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

Bravo Leasing LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N1289Y

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA104
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Palm Coast, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/04/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1289Y
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.

According to the flight instructor who observed the student pilot’s first solo flight from the ground, the airplane landed hard and porpoised due to the student pilot’s improper flare. 
A postaccident examination revealed the airplane had sustained substantial damage to the aileron and elevator systems and the firewall.
The flight instructor 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 student pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing and porpoise.

A post-accident examination showed the airplane had received substantial damage to the aileron and elevator systems, as well as the firewall of the airplane.


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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA104 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, December 24, 2016 in Palm Coast, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1289Y
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.

According to the flight instructor who observed the student pilot's first solo flight from the ground, the airplane landed hard and porpoised due to the student pilots improper flare.

A post-accident examination showed the airplane had received substantial damage to the aileron and elevator systems, as well as the firewall of the airplane.

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

AIRCRAFT WENT OFF THE TAXIWAY AND STRUCK LIGHT, PALM COAST, FLORIDA. 

Date: 03-NOV-16
Time: 12:58:00Z
Regis#: N1289Y
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
City: PALM COAST
State: Florida

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