Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2002 Issue

October 08, Colorado Springs, Colo. / Cessna Skyhawk

At approximately 13:02 mountain time, a Cessna 172N was damaged during a hard landing at Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. The student pilot was not injured. The pilot said he was planning to do touch-and-go landings. He said his first approach was fast and he did not flare enough. The airplane hit the runway nose gear first and bounced. He landed the airplane and taxied to the hangar, where inspection revealed a damaged firewall, nose gear and propeller....

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