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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212513
Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172R
Owner/operator:International Aero Academy
Registration: N2221R
C/n / msn: 17280681
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lakeland, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Lakeland, FL (LAL)
Destination airport:Lakeland, FL (LAL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, during the approach, the “winds got very powerful,” He added that the winds were “too strong and out of [his] capacity and personal minimums.” During the landing, the airplane landed flat and bounced twice. He then taxied to park without further incident.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage.
The student reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation system about 2 nautical miles from the accident site reported that, about the time of the accident, the wind was from 340° at 9 knots, gusting to 15 knots. The student pilot landed on runway 27.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s improper landing flare in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a bounced landing.



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

Revision history:

22-Jun-2018 07:40 ASN Update Bot Added

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