Aircraft: Remox GX. Injuries: None. Location: Sacramento, Calif. Aircraft damage: Substantial.
What reportedly happened: The student pilot was practicing touch-and-go landings. During the first landing, the airplane landed hard and bounced.
The student performed a second touch-and-go landing, then noticed that the airplane “did not feel right.” The student made a third landing to a full stop.
The post-flight inspection revealed an approximate 22-inch tear in the composite fuselage structure extending forward from the landing gear attach point.
Probable cause: The student pilot’s improper landing flare, which resulted in a hard landing.
NTSB Identification: WPR13CA046
This November 2012 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.