NTSB Identification: GAA16CA472
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Probable Cause Approval Date:
CESSNA 172, registration:
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.
The pilot reported that during the landing touchdown, there were "two small bounces" and then the airplane bounced a third time "hard." The pilot further reported that he was able to taxi the airplane onto a taxiway and subsequently shutdown the engine.
The firewall sustained substantial damage.
The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this
The pilot's incorrect pitch control during the landing flare, which resulted in a porpoise and hard landing.