Friday, April 7, 2017

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N2477F, registered to Christiansen Aviation Inc and operated by Coast Flight Training: Accident occurred April 06, 2017 at San Marcos Regional Airport (KHYI), Caldwell County, Texas

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA229 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 06, 2017 in San Marcos, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2477F
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, during the landing flare, he “pulled aft yoke,” which resulted in a “substantial balloon.” He added that he “unconsciously pushed forward yoke resulting in a very hard flat or nose wheel first landing.”

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and fuselage.

The student pilot reported that there were no preimpact 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.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

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


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

Registered Owner: Christiansen Aviation Inc

Operator: Coast Flight Training

http://registry.faa.gov/N2477F

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA229
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, April 06, 2017 in San Marcos, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2477F
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, during the landing flare he "pulled aft yoke" which resulted in a "substantial balloon." He added that, he "unconsciously pushed forward yoke resulting in a very hard flat or nose wheel first lading".

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall and fuselage.

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

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