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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147233
Last updated: 29 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Registration: N8100B
C/n / msn: 29900
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Grand Canyon Airport, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Flagstaff, AZ (FLG)
Destination airport:Grand Canyon, AZ (GCN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that upon entering the airport traffic pattern, he remained at a higher altitude than normal on the downwind and base legs due to helicopter traffic. Upon turning onto the final leg, the approach angle to the runway was steeper than normal and the airplane was still high. He stated that due to the steeper approach angle, he misjudged the landing flare; the airplane landed hard, bounced, and began to porpoise. As the pilot attempted to abort the landing, the airplane veered to the right and landed in the dirt adjacent to the runway where the airplane nosed over and sustained structural damage to both wings, the vertical stabilizer, and the rudder. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilotís improper flare and inadequate recovery from a bounced landing.



Revision history:

31-Jul-2012 06:54 gerard57 Added
31-Jul-2012 21:08 Geno Updated [Registration, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:56 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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