NTSB Identification: DEN88LA190.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37360.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 18, 1988 in BROOMFIELD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/02/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N53049
Injuries: 1 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.

THE COMMERCIAL PLT WAS PRACTICING SHORT FIELD LANDINGS FROM THE RIGHT SEAT ON A 7,498 X 100 FT ASPHALT RWY. THE PLT SAID HE ENCOUNTERED A THERMAL AT 10 FT AGL AND STALLED THE AIRPLANE. HE REPORTED THAT THE ACFT HIT HARDER THAN HE EXPECTED AND BOUNCED TWICE. HE STATED THAT HE ADDED THROTTLE AND MADE A GO-AROUND. HE LANDED SAFELY AND HE AND THE FBO VISUALLY INSPECTED THE ACFT, FINDING NO DAMAGE. LATER DURING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, A MECHANIC FOUND SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE FIREWALL AND NOTIFIED THE FAA.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THERMAL LIFT

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