FTW95LA121
FTW95LA121

On February 23, 1995, at 1030 mountain standard time, a Cessna 172N, N737TC, was substantially damaged during landing at Santa Fe, New Mexico. The solo student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local supervised solo instructional flight.

The pilot reported that, while making a planned touch and go landing on runway 20 at the Santa Fe Municipal Airport, she "bounced the landing" and "the plane began to oscillate." Full power was added to go around and the pilot believes that it was at this point the propeller struck the ground. Having accomplished the go-around, the pilot noticed that the yoke was "not responsive" and landed the airplane without further incident.

Post-landing inspection by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed deformation of the firewall and the tunnel structure behind the firewall, a bent propeller and nose gear, and damage to the stringers near the main gear box.

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