Incident at THREE HILLS AB (CEN3)
2003-09-09: The American Champion (Bellanca) 7ECA, registration C-FXRN, was being utilized for recurrency training, with an instructor and a commercial pilot on board. Following several normal circuits at Three Hills, AB airstrip, the aircraft sustained a hard landing and bounced. During the recovery, the aircraft struck the ground hard in a nose low attitude. The flight continued for several more circuits and later, when the aircraft was being moved into the hangar, it was observed that both propeller tips were curled. The engine will undergo a propeller strike inspection before the aircraft is returned to service.
2003-09-22: UPDATE Maintenance and Manufacturing reported that: 1. Engine was inspected and found serviceable; 2. Propeller sent for repair; 3. Engine mount NDT inspected; 4. Engine mount bolts replaced; 5. Main landing gear legs inspected; 6. Main landing gear inboard mount bolts replaced; 7. Flight training procedures have been changed to land after bouncing the aircraft.
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