Friday, July 7, 2017

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N2173Z, Tubreaux Aviation Services LLC: Accident occurred July 03, 2017 at Shreveport Downtown Airport (KDTN), Louisiana

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: GAA17CA389 
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation 
Accident occurred Monday, July 03, 2017 in Shreveport, LA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/31/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2173Z
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 first approach to land, the airspeed was about 10 knots fast. He added that, during the flare, he attempted to correct the airspeed by “pitching back,” but the airplane bounced hard and then porpoised on the runway. He further added that he initiated a go-around and subsequently completed a normal landing after two additional go arounds. 

The right elevator, fuselage, and 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’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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

Registered Owner: Tubreaux Aviation Services LLC
Operator: Tubreaux Aviation Services LLC

http://registry.faa.gov/N2173Z

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA389
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, July 03, 2017 in Shreveport, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2173Z
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 first approach to land, the airspeed was about 10 kts. fast. He added that, during the flare he attempted to correct the airspeed by "pitching back," but the airplane bounced hard and then porpoised on the runway. He further added that, he initiated a go-around and subsequently completed a normal landing after two additional go-arounds.

The right elevator, fuselage, and 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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