Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2011 Issue

April 10, 2011, Millville, N.J., Cessna 172N

The pilot, with two other pilot-rated passengers, was practicing a no-flap landing. The pilot flared the airplane about halfway down the runway, bounced and then pitched up. The airplane drifted to the left, while the tail tiedown contacted the runway. The pilot-rated passenger in the right front seat took control of the airplane, lowered the pitch and added full power in an attempt to go around.

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