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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 215443
Last updated: 12 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:Bell Ornithopters Flying Club Inc
Registration: N13453
C/n / msn: 17262763
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Broomfield, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Longmont, CO (LMO)
Destination airport:Broomfield, CO (BJC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, during the landing roll on runway 30, about 10 miles per hour, in gusting wind conditions, the airplane exited the right side of the runway and collided with a drainage culvert and nosed over.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left-wing lift strut, the rudder and the vertical stabilizer.
The METAR at the accident airport reported that about the time of the accident, the wind was from 240° at 27 kts and gusting to 40 kts.
The manufacturer’s pilot operating handbook specified that the maximum demonstrated crosswind component during takeoff or landing was 15 knots. The calculated crosswind component for the specified conditions was 29 knots.
The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during the landing roll in gusting wind conditions.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 7 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

16-Sep-2018 18:15 ASN Update Bot Added

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