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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139460
Last updated: 13 April 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172R
Owner/operator:Iasco Flight Training Inc
Registration: N21284
C/n / msn: 17281178
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Napa, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Napa, CA (APC)
Destination airport:Napa, CA (APC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot was on a solo training flight. The student flew in the local practice area and then returned to the departure airport for touch-and-go takeoffs and landings. The student completed one landing uneventfully. On the second landing, as the student flared, the airplane ballooned to approximately 20 feet above ground level. The airplane dropped hard and the nose and right wing impacted the runway, followed by the left wing. A postaccident examination revealed that the wing spar sustained substantial damage. The student reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper flare, which resulted in a hard landing.


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Revision history:

24-Oct-2011 22:38 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:15 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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