Preliminary Accident Reports

January 2011 Issue

November 4, 2010, Port Townsend, Wash., Cessna 172S

During a planned full-stop landing, the airplane bounced back into the air after the initial touchdown and then settled to the runway a second time. Almost immediately after the second touchdown, the airplane veered sharply to the left and departed the runway surface, striking. The pilot later said he should have executed a go-around when the airplane first bounced back into the air.

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