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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212507
Last updated: 7 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Christiansen Aviation Inc
Registration: N2138W
C/n / msn: 172S9561
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Trenton, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Trenton, NJ (TTN)
Destination airport:Trenton, NJ (TTN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the student pilot, during a solo flight, he stayed in the pattern and performed takeoffs and landings. During the third landing, the airplane was high, and his approach angle was steep. He reported that he reduced the power and trimmed the airplane for landing. During the touchdown, the airplane bounced twice, and the propeller struck the ground.†
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the cabin floor.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilotís improper landing flare, which resulted in a bounced landing.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Jun-2018 07:40 ASN Update Bot Added

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