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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142034
Last updated: 25 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Sundance Aviation
Registration: N64270
C/n / msn: 17265142
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Richland Airport - KRLD, Richland, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Richland, WA (RLD)
Destination airport:Richland, WA (RLD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During a solo flight, the student pilot was practicing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings. On the third landing, the pilot did not pitch the nose up sufficiently, and the airplane touched down and began to porpoise and wheelbarrow on the nose wheel. He attempted to steer the airplane back toward the centerline of the runway but was unsuccessful, and the airplane departed the left side of the runway. As the airplane left the pavement, it hit a snow berm and nosed over onto its back. The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the vertical stabilizer. The pilot stated that there were no pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper landing flare and inadequate directional control during landing.



Revision history:

23-Jan-2012 13:22 Geno Added
23-Jan-2012 14:17 FLYINGBROTHER1 Updated [Aircraft type, Narrative]
25-Jan-2012 00:08 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
22-Feb-2012 22:15 Geno Updated [Date, Source]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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