Preliminary Accident Reports

March 2003 Issue

December 26, Akron, Ohio / Cessna 172

At about 1430 eastern time, a Cessna 172S was damaged during landing at Akron-Canton Regional Airport. The pilot was not injured. The pilot said he was landing on runway 23 with a crosswind of about 15 knots about 30 degrees right of the runway centerline. The airplane touched down hard and bounced five or six times before he performed a go-around. During the second landing attempt, the pilot experienced difficulty manipulating the airplane’s controls. The airplane landed hard, veered off the right side of the runway and struck a snow bank. Post accident inspection found the outboard six inches of the propeller tips were curled aft and the upper part of the landing gear strut was pushed into...

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