NTSB Identification: LAX82FA113
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 20, 1982 in SAN FERNANDO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/20/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2952X
Injuries: 2 Serious,3 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT HAD RECEIVED A TWO HOUR CHECK-OUT IN HIS RECENTLY PURCHASED AIRCRAFT. HE HAD ABOUT 6 TO 7 HOURS OF FLYING TIME IN THIS AIRCRAFT. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED DURING HIS SECOND SOLO FLIGHT AFTER CHECK-OUT. AFTER ARRIVING AT THE AIRPORT, THE PILOT MADE A GO-AROUND ON HIS FIRST APPROACH FOR LANDING. ON HIS SECOND APPROACH, HE CAME IN HIGH AND LONG. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES, THEN AN AUDIBLE INCREASE IN POWER WAS HEARD. THE AIRCRAFT WALLOWED OFF THE RUNWAY IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT STRUCK A FLAGPOLE, A FENCE, AND A TRAFFIC SIGNAL. AN EXPLOSION OCCURRED AND A FIRE ERUPTED BEFORE THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO REST AT A STREET INTERSECTION. FOUR CHILDREN WERE SITTING ON A ROCK NEAR THE CRASH SITE. ONE WAS STRUCK BY AN UNDETERMINED OBJECT AND HOSPITALIZED. THE OTHER THREE RECEIVED MINOR SCRATCHES WHILE SCRAMBLING OUT OF THE WAY. FLIGHT CONTROL CONTINUITY WAS VERIFIED.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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