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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 206495
Last updated: 25 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Registration: N75919
C/n / msn: 17268042
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Pompano, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Key West, FL (EYW)
Destination airport:Pompano, FL (PMP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during landing, as the main landing gear touched down, he “felt like [the airplane] hit a[n] uneven section of the runway” and began to porpoise. The pilot was able to remedy the porpoise by using back pressure, and he taxied the airplane to the ramp without further incident. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The 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

Revision history:

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

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