Sunday, July 09, 2017

Cessna 172S Skyhawk, N2104H, Channel Islands Aviation: Accident occurred March 23, 2015 at Camarillo Airport (KCMA), Ventura County, California

Additional Participating Entity: 
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Van Nuys, California

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

NTSB Identification: GAA15CA018
14 CFR Unknown
Accident occurred Monday, March 23, 2015 in Camarillo, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/2015
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N2104H
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.

A routine maintenance inspection was conducted on the airplane and the mechanic noticed substantial damage. Buckling was present in the lower firewall and the floor under the rudder pedals, consistent with a hard landing. No hard landings were reported to the operator. The circumstances, crew, and timeline surrounding the damage is unknown. 

It is unknown if there were any pre-impact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot involved and the phase of flight when the damage occurred were not determined.

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