Sunday, December 12, 2021

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N84068: Accident occurred September 19, 2021 at Auburn Municipal Airport (KAUN), California

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident. 

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

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Citabria Inc

Location: Auburn, California
Accident Number: WPR21LA364
Date and Time: September 19, 2021, 11:30 Local
Registration: N84068
Aircraft: Cessna 172K
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N84068
Model/Series: 172K
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 38.954833,-121.08172 (est)


  1. Seems to be a rash of these student solo hard landings over the past year or so on KR. I'm curious if this is yet another case of a "lifer" student pilot who spent 50+ hours in dual instruction before being signed off for solo and borking the first landing.

    1. You must have peeked in the docket and noticed the student had 59 hours at first solo listed on the Form 6120.1: