Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hard Landing: Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739UA; accident occurred November 12, 2019 at North Perry Airport (KHWO), Broward County, Florida

View of damaged left wing
Federal Aviation Administration

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

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Pembroke Pines, FL
Accident Number: GAA20CA067
Date & Time: 11/12/2019, 0951 EST
Registration: N739UA
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Defining Event: Hard landing
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Instructional 

The solo student pilot reported that, during the approach for landing, the airspeed was slightly high, but he was maintaining runway centerline. The airplane subsequently touched down hard and veered left. He applied right aileron and rudder control, but the airplane continued left, exited the runway, and struck a taxiway sign.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left wing.

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

The student pilot did not submit the NTSB Form 6120.1 Pilot/Operator Aircraft Accident/Incident Report. 

Student Pilot Information

Certificate: Student
Age: 19, Male
Airplane Rating(s): None
Seat Occupied: Left
Other Aircraft Rating(s):None 
Restraint Used:
Instrument Rating(s): None
Second Pilot Present: No
Instructor Rating(s): None
Toxicology Performed:No 
Medical Certification: Class 1 With Waivers/Limitations
Last FAA Medical Exam: 07/01/2019
Occupational Pilot: No
Last Flight Review or Equivalent:
Flight Time:  (Estimated) 72 hours (Total, all aircraft), 30 hours (Total, this make and model) 

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N739UA
Model/Series: 172 N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Amateur Built: No
Airworthiness Certificate: Normal
Serial Number: 17270806
Landing Gear Type: Tricycle
Seats: 4
Date/Type of Last Inspection: 10/03/2019, 100 Hour
Certified Max Gross Wt.: 2299 lbs
Time Since Last Inspection:
Engines: 1 Reciprocating
Airframe Total Time: 19690.2 Hours as of last inspection
Engine Manufacturer: Lycoming
ELT: Installed, not activated
Engine Model/Series: O-320-E2D
Registered Owner: Delaware Trust Co Trustee
Rated Power:
Operator: Wayman Aviation Academy
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KHWO, 9 ft msl
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Observation Time: 1453 UTC
Direction from Accident Site: 184°
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear
Visibility:  10 Miles
Lowest Ceiling: None
Visibility (RVR):
Wind Speed/Gusts: 5 knots /
Turbulence Type Forecast/Actual: None / None
Wind Direction: 180°
Turbulence Severity Forecast/Actual: N/A / N/A
Altimeter Setting: 30 inches Hg
Temperature/Dew Point: 28°C / 19°C
Precipitation and Obscuration: No Obscuration; No Precipitation
Departure Point: Pembroke Pines, FL (HWO)
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Destination: Pembroke Pines, FL (HWO)
Type of Clearance: None
Departure Time:  EST
Type of Airspace: Class D

Airport Information

Airport: North Perry (HWO)
Runway Surface Type: Asphalt
Airport Elevation: 8 ft
Runway Surface Condition: Dry
Runway Used: 10R
IFR Approach:None 
Runway Length/Width: 3255 ft / 100 ft
VFR Approach/Landing: Stop and Go

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 26.001111, -80.240833 (est)

PEMBROKE PINES, Florida (WSVN) - A camera has captured a plane crash at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines that left a student pilot with minor injuries.

As a small airplane prepared to land at the airport on November 12th, the plane could be seen skidding off the runway and toppling to one side on the grass.

Wayman Aviation Academy, the owners of the aircraft, said the student pilot should have performed a go-around, which means he should have aborted the landing and tried again.

The video shows the plane veering left as it landed on the runway, cutting through the grass, going across a taxiway before its propeller digs into the ground, causing the aircraft to stop abruptly.

The pilot was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

He was the only person on board the plane when it skidded off runway 10.

7Skyforce HD hovered over the scene where the plane could be seen resting on its left side.

7News has learned that the student pilot has made a full recovery and has returned to the program where he is learning to become a full-time pilot.

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PEMBROKE PINES, Florida (WSVN) - A student pilot was injured after being involved in a plane crash at North Perry Airport in Pembroke Pines.

Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue crews responded to the airport just after 10 a.m., Tuesday.

7SkyForce HD hovered above the scene where a damaged Cessna could be seen on a grassy area off the side of a runway.

Rescue crews transported the pilot to Memorial Regional Hospital where he is expected to be OK.

According to the Broward Aviation Department, the pilot was attempting to land the plane at the airport when it skidded off the runway and crashed.

Two airfield signs were damaged in the crash.

Officials said runway 10R was closed for cleanup.

The other runways remain open.

Crews worked to clean up a minor fuel leak.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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  1. After crash landing checklist: 1) turn off GoPro 2) pull mixture 3) switch fuel valve to off....With stick and rudder skills like that, maybe an instagram gig would be more suitable.

  2. Adjust dreams ... Mesa doesn't look that bad now.

  3. That is called having a Fear syndrome i call "The Panic Pedal Syndrome. He kept pushing the left pedal in fear even when already on left side of runway.. I bet he blames the brakes or the easy to fly Cessna.. They do it but dont know they do. Im a CFI of low emergencies..

  4. Kept pressing the left pedal even when leaving the runway towards hitting the signs..

    Panic Pedal Syndrome clearly seen..

  5. He should have just gone around instead of forcing it. He didn't make any directional adjustments with the rudder near the touchdown!