Aviation Accident Summaries

Aviation Accident Summary ERA15CA126

Shirley, NY, USA

Aircraft #1




Same as Factual Information

Factual Information

According to the student pilot, he was performing takeoffs and landings in the local traffic pattern. While on short final, he flared too high, the airplane stalled, then landed hard and bounced. He attempted a go-around; however, the airplane veered to the left and struck a show bank. A Federal Aviation Administration inspector reported that the left wing and engine firewall sustained substantial damage. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical problems with the airplane at the time of the accident.

Probable Cause and Findings

The student pilot's initiation of the flare while too high above the runway, resulting in an aerodynamic stall, hard landing, and loss of directional control.


Source: NTSB Aviation Accident Database

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