NTSB Identification: ERA10CA468
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Frederick, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/16/2011
Aircraft: CESSNA 172S, registration: N387AF
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.
During a Phase III inspection of the airplane, the Director of Maintenance for the operator noticed that the airplane's firewall was damaged. The damage was reported to the nearest Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards District Office, and verified by the FAA. The damage occurred between the Phase II and Phase III inspection. The airplane had flown 48.2 hours since the Phase II inspection. According to the FAA, the damage was a result of a hard landing. The purpose of the flight and composition of the flight crew was not determined. In addition, the date, actual location, and time of the accident were not determined.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: Undetermined. Full narrative available
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