Plane crash map Locate crash sites, wreckage and more

N458CM accident description

Kansas map... Kansas list
Crash location 38.830834°N, 94.890277°W
Nearest city Olathe, KS
38.881396°N, 94.819129°W
5.2 miles away
Tail number N458CM
Accident date 05 Aug 2004
Aircraft type Cessna 172R
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

On August 5, 2004, at 1745 central daylight time, a Cessna 172R, N458CM, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing on runway 4 (5,130 feet by 100 feet, asphalt) at the New Century Airport (IXD), Olathe, Kansas. The student pilot was not injured. The 14 CFR Part 91 solo instructional flight departed the Springfield-Branson Regional Airport (SGF), Springfield, Missouri, at 1630. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed. A visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan was filed.

The student pilot reported that the flight was his third cross-country solo flight. He reported that while the landing at SGF, he side slipped the airplane during his final approach to runway 4. He reported, "When I flared, I was high and the aircraft touched down hard and ballooned several times." The airplane veered to the left of the runway and the left main landing gear and nose gear went off the side of the runway. He regained control and taxied back to the general aviation ramp where he refueled the airplane. He inspected the landing gear for damage and he found none.

The student pilot continued on his last leg of his cross-country flight and departed IXD for his final destination, Skyhaven Airport (9K4), Warrensburg, Missouri. The student pilot reported that the "aircraft performed normally during run-up, take-off and throughout the flight back to 9K4 (Skyhaven)." He reported that during his post-flight inspection of the airplane, he discovered a propeller tip was bent. A subsequent inspection revealed the engine firewall was buckled.

NTSB Probable Cause

The student pilot flared too high and failed to recover from a bounced landing.

© 2009-2020 Lee C. Baker / Crosswind Software, LLC. For informational purposes only.