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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 212498
Last updated: 18 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:Canyon State Aero LLC
Registration: N5147N
C/n / msn: 17261417
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Show Low, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Mesa, AZ (FFZ)
Destination airport:Show Low, AZ (SOW)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor reported that, during approach in a gusting crosswind, he took the flight controls from the student pilot about 500 to 700 ft above ground level. He added that, during the landing roll while decelerating, a wind gust lifted the back of the airplane “from the rear right to the front left, forcing the front wheel onto the ground and lifting the plane onto the left main” landing gear. He applied full left rudder and right aileron to correct, but when it did not improve the situation, he “relaxed the controls slightly back towards neutral.” Subsequently, the airplane exited the runway to the right and came to rest inverted.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage and empennage.
The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, at the time of the accident, the wind was from 210° at 26 knots, gusting to 32 knots. The airplane landed on runway 06.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor’s failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll in gusting crosswind and tailwind conditions.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

22-Jun-2018 07:39 ASN Update Bot Added

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