Saturday, July 08, 2017

Cessna 170A, N5401C: Accident occurred July 26, 2013 at Burnet Municipal Airport-Kate Craddock Field (KBMQ), Burnet County, Texas

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Antonio, Texas

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: CEN13CA445
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, July 26, 2013 in Burnet, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/02/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N5401C
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 pilot reported that the airplane bounced during landing and the nose of the airplane began to drift to the left. The airplane exited the runway, hit a soft spot in the grass and impacted terrain. The right main landing gear separated and the impact resulted in substantial damage to the lower fuselage, the right wing, and the firewall. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. He also reported that the accident would have been avoided if he had executed a go-around.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing.

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