This October 2007 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.
Aircraft: Cessna 170A.
Location: Wadesboro, N.C.
Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The pilot was attempting to land. The Cessna touched down on the left main landing gear and bounced to the left of the runway centerline. The pilot tried to correct by using power, but was unsuccessful. The airplane continued into an area of high weeds next to the runway. The impact with the weeds spun the airplane to the right. The left main landing gear leg bent inward and the left wing tip hit the ground.
Probable cause: The pilot’s improper recovery from a bounced landing.
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