NTSB Identification: WPR10CA327
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 13, 2010 in Cascade, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/20/2010
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5720A
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported that after an uneventful landing, the airplane drifted approximately 20 feet to the left of the runway centerline during the landing roll on the gravel and turf runway. The pilot corrected back to the runway centerline just as the airplane’s nose landing gear dropped into a large unnoticed hole. The airplane came to an immediate stop and sustained substantial damage to the firewall. The pilot reported no mechanical failures or malfunctions prior to the accident.

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

The pilot’s encounter with an unknown hole in the runway during the landing roll.

Full narrative available

Index for Jun2010 | Index of months