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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 38928
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Date:31-AUG-1996
Time:17:08
Type:Silhouette image of generic C177 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177
Owner/operator:private
Registration: N2992X
C/n / msn: 17700392
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Category:Accident
Location:Youngstown, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Madison, WI (MSN)
Destination airport:(04G)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that during an approach to land on runway 20, he came in fast, and after touchdown, the airplane bounced multiple times on the runway. As the airplane neared the departure end of the runway, power was added to abort the landing. After becoming airborne, the pilot lowered the nose to increase airspeed. The airplane continued past the departure end of the runway and settled as it crossed over a cliff. Subsequently, it settled into an area of lower terrain strewn with concrete blocks (and boulders). When asked if there had been a power loss, the pilot replied, 'no.' No evidence of a mechanical failure or malfunction of the airplane was found. The runway was 3075 feet long, and according to the owners manual, at gross weight, the airplane would have required about 1200 feet to touchdown and stop after clearing a 50 foot obstacle. CAUSE: the pilot's delay in aborting the landing, and his failure to attain adequate airspeed to fly out of ground effect, which resulted in a stall/mush and collision with the ground. Factors relating to the accident were: the pilot's improper recovery from a bounced landing, and the resultant porpoise.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/ntsb/brief.asp?ev_id=20001208X06596


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
24-Oct-2008 10:30 ASN archive Added
21-Dec-2016 19:23 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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