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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66676
Last updated: 29 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C177 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 177 Cardinal
Registration: N2980X
C/n / msn: 17700380
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Bradford County Airport (N27) in Towanda, Pennsylvania. -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Westfield, MA (BAF)
Destination airport:Towanda, PA (N27)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, the airplane was slightly high on the final approach for landing on the 4,300-foot long by 75-foot wide runway. He retained a slight amount of power for the flare, but the airplane impacted the runway and bounced. The pilot decided to go around after an additional bounce, and he applied full power and retracted the flaps incrementally from full flaps to 30 degrees, then to 15 degrees, and finally to 0 degrees. The airplane departed the left side of the runway and struck a sign, a taxiway light and a runway edge light approximately 2,300 feet beyond the approach threshold. It descended an embankment located approximately 65 feet from the runway centerline and impacted rocks. The Federal Aviation Administration inspector who examined the airplane noted damage to the firewall and the left wing. The pilot told the inspector that the airplane functioned normally, with no mechanical problems.
Probable Cause: The failure of the pilot to maintain control of the airplane during a go around following a bounced landing.



Revision history:

28-Jul-2009 12:01 Digitalis Added
30-Jul-2009 03:03 RobertMB Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 15:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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