Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Hard Landing On Solo Cross-Country Flight: Cessna 172M, N211PT; Incident occurred June 08, 2021

AIRCRAFT: 1975 Cessna 172M N211PT, 17261023, Hobbs 9255.6

Elapsed Hobbs time between last annual on 5/5/2021 and incident on 6/8/2021 is 7.3 hours.

ENGINE: Lycoming O-320-E2D, L-35577-27A

Current Total Time: 15076.7, TSMOH: 2065.6

PROPELLER:  McCauley/1C160/DTM 7553, 720646

Current Total Time:  2698.8

King Audio Panel
Garmin 430 GPS/NAV/COM
Garmin 255 Nav/Com
Garmin 345 Transponder

DESCRIPTION OF ACCIDENT: On 06/08/21, student pilot experienced hard landing on solo cross-country flight. 

DAMAGE: It was initially thought that there was no damage, but flight controls were binding on later flights. Aircraft was subsequently inspected for hard landing and damage was noted to propeller tips, nose gear strut, and firewall. There is potential damage to engine mount and sheet metal behind firewall, though this cannot be confirmed until disassembly of aircraft.

LOCATION OF AIRCRAFT: Pilot Training Center LLC, Miami Executive Airport (KTMB), Florida 

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  1. What kind of dad blame pilot mill you running down there? A student has a "hard" landing, prop strike that probably sounded like the Liberty Bell, had to of heard it but doesn't report it or do a post flight inspection. Then along comes pilot #2 and he/she must have cut their fingers on that prop during pre-flight (right?) then takes off into the wild blue yonder.

  2. The Student who damaged the plane should be expelled and the CFI should be grounded forever.
    This is how bad pilots get approved.
    There is NO way the student didn’t “know” they damaged the plane.

  3. That is one bent aircraft. As Jake said, that student should be black listed from ever flying in a US school again and the CFI license revoked. This being a Miami based school has me wondering if this is yet another foreign student with 50+ hours that can't get past the first few solo flights without bending an aircraft (and KR is full of those reports the last few years here).


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