On July 24, 1995, about 1053 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172P, N51081, sustained substantial damage during the landing, at the Teterboro Airport, Teterboro, New Jersey. The student pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the instructional flight operated by Freund Air Inc. There was no flight plan for the local flight conducted under CFR 14 Part 91. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student pilot reported in the NTSB form 6120.1/2, that he was practicing touch and go landings at Teterboro. During the second landing the airplane bounced down the runway. The student stated, "...Finally, I managed to keep the plane on [the] ground....I shut off everything and stepped out."
According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Inspector, the student pilot performed a landing on runway 19. During the landing, the airplane porpoised on the runway, bounced a few times, and the nose wheel struck the runway.
Postaccident investigation by the FAA Inspector revealed that the firewall was buckled, and the nosewheel tire had blown. Furthermore, no preimpact anomalies were found with the engine or airframe.
The winds at Teterboro Airport were reported at 1045 as calm.