On May 30, 2006, about 1415 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172R, N498CR, registered to World Aircraft Management, Inc., and operated by Orlando Flight Training, as a Title 14 CFR Part 91 instructional flight, made a hard landing at Kissimmee Gateway Airport, Kissimmee, Florida. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The student-rated pilot was not injured and the airplane incurred substantial damage. The flight originated at Kissimmee, Florida the same day, about 1400. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The student pilot stated that he was on a solo flight, and was performing touch- and-go landings on runway 33. He further stated that during his last landing flare/touchdown, the airplane hit hard and bounced forward and to the left about four or five times, before exiting the runway onto the grass. The airplane impacted three runway lights, and its belly incurred structural damage. According to the student, prior to the accident, there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions to the airplane or any of its systems.