Wednesday, April 06, 2022

Cessna 162 Skycatcher, N6076C: Accident occurred April 06, 2022 at Palo Alto Airport (KPAO), Santa Clara County, 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; San Jose, California

Fly America Inc


Location: Palo Alto, California
Accident Number: WPR22LA145
Date and Time: April 6, 2022, 12:20 Local 
Registration: N6076C
Aircraft: CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO 162 
Injuries: 1 Serious
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: CESSNA AIRCRAFT CO 
Registration: N6076C
Model/Series: 162 Aircraft
Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Serious 
Aircraft Damage: Unknown
Passenger Injuries:
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Serious
Latitude, Longitude: 37.461111,-122.11505 (est)

Aircraft landed fast, bounced and veered left ending up on its nose. 

Date: 06-APR-22
Time: 19:20:00Z
Regis#: N6076C
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 162
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: INSTRUCTION
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
City: PALO ALTO
State: CALIFORNIA

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