Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N483SP, Scandinavian Aviation Academy Inc: Accident occurred May 30, 2017 at Gillespie Field Airport (KSEE), El Cajon, San Diego County, California

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

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA312
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in El Cajon, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/03/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N483SP
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 second landing of the flight, the “nose wheel touched [the] ground first,” and the airplane porpoised. He added that he applied power to abort the landing and subsequently completed a normal traffic pattern and landing.  

The firewall sustained substantial damage.

The student 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 student pilot's incorrect landing flare, which resulted in the airplane porpoising upon touchdown.

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

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

Scandinavian Aviation Academy Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N483SP

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA312
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 30, 2017 in El Cajon, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N483SP
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 second landing of the flight, the "nose wheel touched [the] ground first" and the airplane porpoised. He added that he applied power to abort the landing and subsequently completed a normal traffic pattern and landing.

The firewall sustained substantial damage.

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

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