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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212486
Last updated: 18 February 2020
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Date:11-MAR-2018
Time:12:35
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172R
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N249FS
C/n / msn: 17281249
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Bedford, MA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Bedford, MA (BED)
Destination airport:Bedford, MA (BED)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot reported that, during touchdown in crosswind conditions, it “felt like [the airplane] landed heavily on the nose wheel.” He added that he taxied to park without further incident.
Postaccident examination revealed that the airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation system located at the accident airport reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 300° at 9 knots. The pilot landed on runway 29.



Probable Cause: The pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in substantial damage.


Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20180315X11751&key=1

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


Revision history:

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