Accident Cessna 172M N5135R,
ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 354892
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Date:Sunday 4 January 1998
Time:14:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:Congressional Flying Club Inc.
Registration: N5135R
MSN: 17263352
Year of manufacture:1974
Total airframe hrs:8000 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-E2D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Blue Bell, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Gaithersburg, MD (GAI
Destination airport:(N67)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that the airplane touched down long, and subsequently ran off the departure end of the runway, onto an access road, and the nosegear collapsed. He said he briefly considered a go-around, and told his passenger that he was not going to be able to stop in time. He said there was no mechanical malfunction with the airplane.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point, and his failure to make a go-around, while there was sufficient runway remaining.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: IAD98LA020
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years 1 month
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

11-Mar-2024 19:30 ASN Update Bot Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description

The Aviation Safety Network is an exclusive service provided by:
Quick Links:

CONNECT WITH US: FSF on social media FSF Facebook FSF Twitter FSF Youtube FSF LinkedIn FSF Instagram

©2024 Flight Safety Foundation

1920 Ballenger Av, 4th Fl.
Alexandria, Virginia 22314