Accident Cessna 152 N5171B, 13 Nov 2022
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 301169
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Time:16:27 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C152 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 152
Owner/operator:Flying 20s Inc
Registration: N5171B
MSN: 15283787
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Reid-Hillview Airport (RHV/KRHV), San Jose, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:San Jose-Reid-Hillview Airport, CA (RHV/KRHV)
Destination airport:San Jose, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot reported that, he was performing a solo flight with the intention of staying in the traffic pattern, when after takeoff he was distracted by noise in his headset. On the downwind leg, he unintentionally climbed above traffic pattern altitude while trying to resolve the issue. He then overshot the runway centerline on the final leg while still too high. He brought the power to idle and tried to lose altitude by performing a forward slip. The pilot stated he leveled off over the threshold and the airplane bounced twice after touching the runway. After attempting to regain pitch control, the airplane's nose dropped, and the propeller and left wing impacted the runway. The left wing was substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilots unstabilized approach and improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard bounced landing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

14-Nov-2022 07:18 gerard57 Added
14-Nov-2022 07:45 Aerossurance Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
14-Nov-2022 13:02 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
14-Nov-2022 17:29 RobertMB Updated [Time, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
14-Nov-2022 19:04 johnwg Updated [Time, Source, Narrative, Category]
15-Nov-2022 08:29 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Source, Damage, Narrative]
13-Jan-2023 20:33 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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