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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192878
Last updated: 15 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP
Owner/operator:Mandiri Utama Flight Academy
Registration: PK-MUA
C/n / msn: 172-58071
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Blimbingsari Airport (WADY) -   Indonesia
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Blimbingsari Airport (WADY)
Destination airport:Blimbingsari Airport (WADY)
Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
The Cessna 172S operated on a solo flight training exercise from Blimbingsari Airport (WADY). During the approach to runway 08 at Blimbingsari Airport (WADY), the student pilot requested a full stop landing.
At 03:17 UTC, before touchdown, the student pilot flared out and the aircraft started ballooning.
The student pilot pushed the control column slightly. The aircraft nosed down and the propeller hit the runway. The student pilot action to recover the ballooning was contrary to the ballooning recovery technique according to the Airplane Flying Handbook.
The aircraft stopped and a fire appeared on the front right side of the aircraft. The student pilot evacuated through the left door.
The fire was extinguished by ARFF after about 20 minutes and two foam tenders used more than 6,500 liters water mixed with foam while it required approximately 400 liters of water for the type of aircraft according to the Manual of Standard (MOS) 139. The amount of extinguishing agent and time required, indicated that the extinguishing process was not effective.

The investigation concluded that the contributing factors to this accident were:
- The aircraft ballooning recovery technique was contrary to the ballooning recovery technique, resulted in the aircraft nose down during impact the runway, broke the fuel pipe line and initiated fire.
- The fire extinguishing process was not effective resulted in the aircraft destroyed.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSC Indonesia
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 8 months
Download report: Final report
Safety recommendations:

Safety recommendation 04.B-2018-02.2 issued by NTSC to Blimbingsari Airport Operator
Safety recommendation 04.O-2018-02.1 issued by NTSC to Mandiri Utama Flight Academy
Safety recommendation 04.R-2018-02.3 issued by NTSC to DGCA Indonesia


Photo: NTSC

Revision history:

16-Jan-2017 13:52 gerard57 Added
16-Jan-2017 13:52 harro Updated [Registration]
16-Jan-2017 13:55 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
19-Sep-2018 12:18 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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