Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N737TY: Incidents occurred November 04, 2020 and July 25, 2017; Accident occurred December 01, 2012

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas 

November 04, 2020:  Aircraft porpoised on landing and incurred a propeller strike at McKinney National Airport (KTKI),  Dallas,  Collin County, Texas.

Date: 04-NOV-20
Time: 15:46:00Z
Regis#: N737TY
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; North Texas

July 25, 2017: Aircraft hit a sign while taxiing at McKinney National Airport (KTKI), Dallas, Collin County, Texas.

Date: 25-JUL-17
Time: 20:09:00Z
Regis#: N737TY
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: MINOR
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAXI (TXI)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: McKinney, Texas 
Accident Number: CEN13CA090
Date & Time: December 1, 2012, 13:30 Local 
Registration: N737TY
Aircraft: Cessna 172N 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal


The pilot reported that windy conditions existed during the flight, but the wind was not a crosswind during landing. He said that the airplane touched down hard on the nosewheel, bounced, and then settled onto the runway. Postaccident examination of the airplane revealed that the nosewheel landing gear and propeller were bent, and the firewall sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported no mechanical malfunctions or failures 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 inadequate flare, which resulted in a hard nosewheel landing.


Environmental issues (general) - Not specified
Aircraft Landing flare - Incorrect use/operation
Personnel issues Aircraft control - Pilot

Factual Information

History of Flight

Abnormal runway contact

Hard landing (Defining event)

Pilot Information

Certificate: Private Age: 34,Male
Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine land 
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s): None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None 
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None 
Toxicology Performed: No
Medical Certification: Class 3 Without waivers/limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: August 8, 2012
Occupational Pilot: No 
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time: (Estimated) 76 hours (Total, all aircraft), 11 hours (Total, this make and model), 23 hours (Pilot In Command, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 90 days, all aircraft), 4 hours (Last 30 days, all aircraft), 2 hours (Last 24 hours, all aircraft)

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N737TY
Model/Series: 172N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal 
Serial Number: 17269673
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: October 10, 2012 100 hour 
Certified Max Gross Wt.:
Time Since Last Inspection: 
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 5642 Hrs at time of accident
Engine Manufacturer: LYCOMING
ELT: Installed, not activated 
Engine Model/Series: O-320 SERIES
Registered Owner:
Rated Power: 160 Horsepower
Operator: Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual (VMC)
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTKI
Distance from Accident Site:
Observation Time: 13:53 Local 
Direction from Accident Site:
Lowest Cloud Condition: 3600 ft AGL
Visibility 10 miles
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 3600 ft AGL 
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 18 knots / 24 knots 
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual:  /
Wind Direction: 200° 
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual:  /
Altimeter Setting: 29.97 inches Hg 
Temperature/Dew Point: 24°C / 16°C

Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation

Departure Point: McKinney, TX (KTKI)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: Unknown
Destination: McKinney, TX (KTKI)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time: 
Type of Airspace:

Airport Information

Airport: Collin County Regional KTKI
Runway Surface Type: Concrete
Airport Elevation: Runway Surface Condition:
Runway Used: 18 IFR
Approach: Unknown
Runway Length/Width: 7002 ft / 150 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Full stop

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 33.176944,-96.588607(est)

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