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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173624
Last updated: 19 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172F
Registration: N5184F
C/n / msn: 17253124
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Redlands, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Riverside, CA (RAL)
Destination airport:Redlands, CA (L12)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane collided with a light post while attempting a go-around. Reported conditions were: winds at 15 knots with gusts to 27 knots; windshear; and a strong crosswind. During the landing roll, the airplane encountered a gust of wind in excess of 30 knots. The airplane veered off the runway into the adjacent gravel area. The pilot applied full power to regain flight control so that he could perform a go-around. After becoming airborne, the leading edge of the airplane's left wing collided with a light post, damaging the aileron. With the left flight control surface damaged, the pilot decided to return to the flight's origin point where the winds were from 030 degrees at 8 knots. He landed uneventfully. The pilot did not report any mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: the pilot's inadequate compensation for the existing gusty crosswind condition, and his failure to maintain directional control. Contributing factors were a crosswind and wind gusts.



Revision history:

06-Feb-2015 21:59 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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