NTSB Identification: LAX91LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43356.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 17, 1991 in SAN CARLOS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/13/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5300F
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

IN HIS STATEMENT THE PILOT SAID THAT WHILE ON HIS FOURTH CONSECUTIVE APPROACH AND WHILE OVER THE LANDING THRESHOLD, THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A DOWNDRAFT AND LANDED HARD. WINDS REPORTED BY THE TOWER FAVORED THE ACTIVE RUNWAY. ACCORDING TO THE TOWER'S WEATHER REPORT, NO WIND GUSTS OR TURBULENCE WAS PRESENT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER FLARE LANDING.

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