Monday, February 27, 2017

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, SCA Naples LLC, N737RT: Accident occurred February 17, 2017 at Naples Municipal Airport (KAPF), Collier County, Florida

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA180
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, February 17, 2017 in Naples, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/22/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N737RT
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 pilot on the controls reported that, during landing while about 70 knots, the airplane buffeted and was pushed to the right of the runway centerline. The pilot recovered and realigned the airplane with the nose on the centerline. He reported that, when he entered the flare, the airplane encountered another wind gust, and the airplane ballooned. The airplane descended and pitched down and landed hard on the nose gear. The propeller struck the ground, and the pilot landed the airplane without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall. 

The METAR reported that the wind was variable at 05 knots about the time of the accident.

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

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot’s failure to maintain pitch control, which resulted in a hard landing. 

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

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

Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms
 
SCA Naples LLC: http://registry.faa.gov/N737RT


NTSB Identification: GAA17CA180
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, February 17, 2017 in Naples, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N737RT
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 pilot on the controls reported that during landing about 70 kts. airspeed, the airplane buffeted and was pushed to the right of the runway centerline. The pilot recovered and realigned the airplane with the nose on the centerline. When the pilot entered the flair, he reported that the airplane encountered another wind gust and the airplane ballooned. The airplane descended and pitched down and landed hard on the nose gear. The propeller struck the ground and the pilot landed the airplane without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The meteorological aerodrome report identified that the wind was variable at 05 kts. about the time of the accident.

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

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