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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 176348
Last updated: 23 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172P
Registration: N5425K
C/n / msn: 17274106
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Westfield, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:BAF
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the student pilot's first solo landing, as the airplane neared the runway, it climbed slightly and dropped "very fast" back to the runway surface. The airplane touched down hard on the runway, collapsing the landing gear assembly and buckling the firewall. The airplane veered left and came to rest in a grass field. The student pilot did not report any malfunctions with the airplane.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's improper flare and his failure to maintain aircraft control while landing.



Revision history:

24-May-2015 15:57 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:53 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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