Thursday, October 19, 2017

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N727SP, Christiansen Aviation Inc: Incident occurred October 18, 2017 at Spirit of St. Louis Airport (KSUS), Chesterfield, St. Louis County, Missouri



Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; St. Louis, Missouri

Aircraft on landing, went off the runway and struck the propeller.

Christiansen Aviation Inc: http://registry.faa.gov/N727SP

Date: 18-OCT-17
Time: 20:06:00Z
Regis#: N727SP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: C172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
City: SAINT LOUIS
State: MISSOURI 

CHESTERFIELD • A small airplane came to a rough landing and veered off the runway Wednesday afternoon at Spirit of St. Louis Airport.

Only the pilot was in the plane, a four-seat Cessna 172, at the time. 

The pilot was not injured in the landing, according to Dave Schubert, deputy director of aviation at the airport. 

The Monarch Fire Protection District responded to the incident at about 3 p.m. Wednesday.

The propeller was badly damaged and likely struck the ground in the landing, Schubert said. He called it a "hard landing," or when a plane lands with more force than intended but the pilot still has some control of the aircraft.

"It definitely is unusual," Schubert said of the landing. "But it is something that unfortunately happens from time to time."

The cause of the landing is still under investigation, Schubert said.

Original article can be found here ➤ http://www.stltoday.com

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