Monday, August 7, 2017

Cessna 172S, N497TC, Pinnacle Aviation Services Inc: Accident occurred July 30, 2017 at McClellan-Palomar Airport (KCRQ), Carlsbad, San Diego County, California

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

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA470
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Carlsbad, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/14/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N497TC
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 landing, the airplane porpoised, and the propeller struck the runway. He added that he initiated a go-around, landed, and taxied back to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and firewall.

The student reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 37 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 250° at 8 knots, gusting 16 knots. The same weather observation station reported that, about 23 minutes after the accident, the wind was from 250° at 10 knots. The airplane was landing on runway 24.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The student pilot’s improper landing flare in gusting wind conditions.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; San Diego, California

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: https://dms.ntsb.gov/pubdms


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


Registered Owner: Pinnacle Aviation Services Inc


Operator: Pinnacle Aviation Services Inc


http://registry.faa.gov/N497TC

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA470

14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, July 30, 2017 in Carlsbad, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N497TC
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 landing, the airplane porpoised and the propeller struck the runway. He added that he initiated a go-around, landed, and taxied back to the ramp without further incident.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and firewall.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

A review of recorded data from the automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that about 37 minutes before the accident the wind was from 250° at 8 knots, gusting 16 knots. The same weather observation station reported that about 23 minutes after the accident the wind was from 250° at 10 knots. The airplane was landing on runway 24.

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