MIA00LA027
MIA00LA027

On November 20, 1999, about 1030 eastern standard time, a Cessna 172R, N475ER, registered to MDFC Equipment Leasing Corporation, was damaged during landing at Daytona Beach International Airport, Daytona Beach, Florida, while on a Title 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and a visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The aircraft received substantial damage and the private-rated pilot was not injured. The flight originated from Daytona Beach, the same day, about 0920.

The pilot stated she was performing a cross-country flight from Daytona Beach to Marathon, Florida. After departure, she encountered weather and returned to Daytona Beach. During landing touchdown the aircraft bounced up and she applied engine power in an attempt to level off. The extra power caused the aircraft to balloon up more and land on the side wheel. The aircraft then bounced again and she regained control and taxied off the runway to the parking ramp. Examination of the aircraft by maintenance personnel from the operator showed the nose landing gear tire was damaged, the engine compartment fire wall was bent, the belly skin was creased, the nose gear steering rods were bent, and the propeller tips were damaged.

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