Thursday, July 06, 2017

Cessna 172S, N2272C: Accident occurred November 08, 2016 at Sarasota–Bradenton International Airport (KSRQ), Sarasota, Florida

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Registered Owner: Blanco Leasing Inc. 
Operator: Cirrus Aviation Inc.

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA065
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, November 08, 2016 in Sarasota, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2272C
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 student pilot reported that, during his third solo flight, he “had a hard landing.” He added that he aborted the landing, landed again, and taxied to the ramp without further incident. After shutting the airplane down, he noticed that the propeller and nose landing gear were damaged.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The student pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.

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