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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 175856
Last updated: 14 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172A
Registration: N7265T
C/n / msn: 46865
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Springfield, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Springfield, MO (MO2)
Destination airport:Springfield, MO (MO2)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane experienced a nose gear collapse following a loss of control while landing on a grass airstrip. The pilot stated that as he cleared the trees at the approach end of the runway he noted his airspeed was indicating 60 miles per hour, but his ground speed seemed fast. He stated that upon touchdown, the airplane bounced and porpoised contacting the grass airstrip on the nose gear. The pilot reported the nose gear collapsed and the nose of the airplane dug into the grass. The pilot stated he should have performed a go around when he noticed the fast ground speed.

Probable Cause: The pilot failed to initiate a go-around and the airplane porpoised during the hard landing. Factors associated with the accident were the excessive groundspeed and the overload failure of the nose gear.



Revision history:

02-May-2015 14:49 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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