On March 13, 2005, about 1630 eastern standard time, a Cessna 180A, N5341D, registered to a private individual, was landed hard at the 85th Avenue Airstrip, Orange Springs, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the 14 CFR Part 91 local flight. The airplane was substantially damaged and the private-rated pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The flight originated at 1630, from 85th Avenue Airstrip. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated he entered downwind, base, and final for a normal approach to runway 17. During the flare for landing, a wind gust blew the airplane to the left. He added power to correct, which caused the airplane to climb, then the airplane touched down and bounced 18 to 20 feet. The airplane was then landed approximately 2/3 down the runway and he applied the brakes, but could not stop the airplane before colliding with a fence. He further reported there was no discrepancy with the airplane or its systems.