Accident Cessna 172S N497SJ, Saturday 12 January 2002
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Date:Saturday 12 January 2002
Time:14:46 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Sugarland Aviation Inc.
Registration: N497SJ
MSN: 17258497
Total airframe hrs:253 hours
Engine model:Lycoming IO-360-L2A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sugar Land, Texas -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Houston-Sugar Land Regional Airport, TX (SGR/KSGR)
Destination airport:Houston-Sugar Land Regional Airport, TX (SGR/KSGR)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot stated that while executing a full stop landing, he reduced power going into the "flare" and "pulled" the controls back. The airplane then touched down on the nose gear and "bounced." He then added power to recover; however, the airplane veered off the right side of the runway and nosed over.

Probable Cause: the student pilot's failure to maintain directional control during landing.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: FTW02LA068
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 5 months
Download report: Final report



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