June 19, Telluride, Colo. / Cessna 172


At 1030 mountain time, a Cessna 172M was damaged during a hard touch-and-go at Telluride Regional Airport. The pilot and passenger reported no injuries. The cross-country flight originated at Cortez, Colo., and after the hard landing the airplane continued to Albuquerque. The pilot reported the airplane porpoised during the touch-and-go landing at Telluride, and a post-flight inspection found a wrinkled firewall and the outer 2.5 inches of one propeller blade was bent aft 40 degrees.


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