Accident Cessna 172P Skyhawk ZS-SDA, Saturday 9 December 2023
ASN logo
 
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Saturday 9 December 2023
Time:06:00 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172P Skyhawk
Owner/operator:
Registration: ZS-SDA
MSN: 17276251
Year of manufacture:1984
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Pretoria-Wonderboom Airport (PRY/FAWB) -   South Africa
Phase: Landing
Nature:Training
Departure airport:Pretoria-Wonderboom Airport (PRY/FAWB)
Destination airport:Pretoria-Wonderboom Airport (PRY/FAWB)
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
The student pilot was cleared for landing runway 29. She touched down to the left of the runway centreline. Following touch down the nose landing gear collapsed backwards and the propeller contacted the runway surface. The aircraft then veered off the runway to the right, coming to rest in a nose down attitude.

Probable Cause
The aircraft’s airspeed was too high on approach for landing which caused it to float before it touched down hard, followed by two bounces. The aircraft stalled and, thereafter, touched down hard with the nose landing gear which broke; the aircraft veered off to the left of the runway.

Contributing Factors
Incorrect technique used during landing and recovery

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: CAA S.A.
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

https://caasanwebsitestorage.blob.core.windows.net/occurencereports/December%202023.pdf

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

24 October 2008 ZS-SDA South African Flight Training Academy Rand Airport, Germiston, Gauteng sub
16 January 2023 ZS-SDA 0 Pretoria-Wonderboom Airport (PRY/FAWB) sub

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
10-Jan-2024 13:38 harro Added
10-Jan-2024 13:39 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Location]
04-Jun-2024 04:55 ASN Updated [Time, Total occupants, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
www.FlightSafety.org