Runway excursion Accident Cessna 172M Skyhawk N80374,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 192614
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Date:Friday 6 January 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Registration: N80374
MSN: 17266557
Year of manufacture:1976
Total airframe hrs:4968 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320 SERIES
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hobart Sky Ranch Airport (3HO), Hobart, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot was landing to the south after his personal flight. He stated that, during the landing, the airplane’s ground speed "picked up," and he thought he had a tailwind. The airport owner thought the airplane was traveling at a high speed on approach. The pilot stated that he chose to land, and, as the airplane touched down, it "skipped" off the runway. The airplane then crashed into a wooded area off the departure end of the runway, which resulted in substantial damage to the wings, engine, and fuselage. The pilot could not recall what happened between the time the airplane "skipped" off the runway and when emergency personnel arrived. The engine throttle and fuel/air mixture controls were found in the full forward position, and the carburetor heat knob was found in the ON position. The flaps were retracted. The airplane appeared to be partially configured for a go-around; however, the pilot should have aborted the landing when he realized the airplane was traveling too fast.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to abort the landing when he recognized the airplane was traveling too fast, which resulted in impact with trees off the end of the runway.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN17LA082
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 years and 7 months
Download report: Final report


FAA register:



Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

06-Jan-2017 23:10 Geno Added
06-Jan-2017 23:39 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Source]
10-Jan-2017 18:58 Anon. Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport]
10-Jan-2017 18:59 Geno Updated [Phase, Destination airport]
15-Aug-2020 16:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
15-Aug-2020 18:44 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo, Accident report, ]

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