Friday, September 22, 2017

Cessna 172M Skyhawk, N5146R, Nashville Flight School LLC: Accident occurred September 16, 2017 at Sumner County Regional Airport (M33), Gallatin, Tennessee

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket  - National Transportation Safety Board:

Nashville Flight School LLC:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA556
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 16, 2017 in Gallatin, TN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5146R
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, while attempting a touch-and-go landing, the airplane bounced. He added that, he "worked the yoke" to stabilize the airplane, but the airplane bounced a second time and veered off the runway to the left.

Subsequently, the airplane sustained substantial damage to the firewall.

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

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