Monday, May 15, 2017

Cessna 172N Skyhawk II, N9390E, American Aviation LLC: Accident occurred May 12, 2017 at Monument Valley Airport (UT25), Utah

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

Analysis 

The pilot reported that, during landing, the airplane ballooned into the air, and he executed a go-around. After ballooning, the airplane descended, and the empennage impacted a fence.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage.

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

Probable Cause and Findings

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: 
The pilot's improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing.

Findings

Aircraft
Landing flare - Not attained/maintained (Cause)

Personnel issues
Aircraft control - Pilot (Cause)

Environmental issues
Fence/fence post - Contributed to outcome

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Salt Lake City, Utah

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: American Aviation Inc

Operator:  American Aviation Inc

http://registry.faa.gov/N9390E

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA276
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, May 12, 2017 in Monument Valley, UT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N9390E
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 reported that during landing the airplane ballooned up into the air, and he executed a go-around. After ballooning, the airplane descended and the empennage impacted a fence.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the empennage. 

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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