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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 213035
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172R
Owner/operator:Bridgewater State University
Registration: N803BW
C/n / msn: 17280773
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:New Bedford, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:New Bedford, MA (EWB)
Destination airport:New Bedford, MA (EWB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that, during a solo flight, as he flared for landing, the airplane “hit” the runway hard. He added that, the airplane porpoised about 7 or 8 times before settling on the runway. He then taxied the airplane to the parking ramp with no further incident.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The chief flight instructor 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 failure to maintain a proper landing flare, which resulted in a porpoised landing.



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

Revision history:

08-Jul-2018 13:13 ASN Update Bot Added

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