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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208634
Last updated: 24 April 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:University Of North Dakota
Registration: N524ND
C/n / msn: 172S10979
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Park Rapids, MN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Grand Forks, ND (GFK)
Destination airport:Park Rapids, MN (PKD)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The director of aviation safety for the flight school reported that the student pilot was on her first solo cross-country flight and that, during the approach to land, the airplane was fast and high. Subsequently, the airplane landed nose low, and the propeller struck the ground. The student did not know the propeller or fuselage had been damaged during the landing and continued the rest of her intended flight without further incident.
The next assigned flight crew discovered the damage, and an examination by the maintenance department revealed that the airplane had sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The director of aviation safety reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilotís improper landing flare, which resulted in the propeller striking the ground.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

02-Apr-2018 07:35 ASN Update Bot Added

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