NTSB Identification: LAX82DA166
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 28, 1982 in MODESTO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/28/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N1105C
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS WITH A RIGHT QUARTERING HEADWIND THAT WAS GUSTING TO 20 KTS. ON THE SECOND LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT BALLOONED AND BEGAN TO PORPOISE. ON THE THIRD TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRCRAFT STOPPED PORPOISING, BUT THE TIP OF ONE PROPELLER BLADE STRUCK THE RUNWAY. THE FIREWALL AND ADJACENT STRUCTURE WERE DAMAGED.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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