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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 202038
Last updated: 30 January 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C177 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177
Registration: N2890X
C/n / msn: 17700290
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lantana, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was practicing landings on runway 15, and was on his fourth takeoff. He said, '...on the downwind I went to push the control forward and it would not go.' He attempt an approach to runway 15, but on final he was too high and decided to go around and try another approach. The pilot said, '...I was on final I was at 400 [feet] agl, and cut the power back to idle and hit the runway about 100 mph. The plane went end to end several times and hit the runway several times...I ended up on the east side of the grass.' The pilot taxied the airplane to the parking area and noted that the airplane was damaged. Examination of the wreckage revealed a stop drilled crack in the tail cone fairing assembly adjacent to the elevator that appeared to interfere with the travel of the flight control surface. Further examination revealed that the tail cone had sustained impact damage in the area of the stop drill crack. According to the FAA inspector the impact damage caused the interference with the travel of the flight control, and that the crush occurred after the pilot had made a hard landing, causing the damage.
Probable Cause: the pilot misjudged the flare, resulting in a hard landing, and subsequent impact with the runway.



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26-Nov-2017 10:54 ASN Update Bot Added

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