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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206494
Last updated: 10 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Ohio State University Airport
Registration: N30SU
C/n / msn: 172S11625
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Columbus, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Columbus, OH (OSU)
Destination airport:Columbus, OH (OSU)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, during a touch-and-go landing, the airplane landed flat. He added that the airplane porpoised and that he heard a “thump.” The student pilot performed a go-around, entered the traffic pattern, and landed without further incident.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The student pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a porpoise.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of N30SU courtesy

Oshkosh - Wittman Regional (KOSH / OSH)
22 July 2017; (c) Gary Vincent

Revision history:

22-Feb-2018 19:40 ASN Update Bot Added

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