Accident Cessna 172P N53637,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201887
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Date:Tuesday 5 January 1999
Time:17:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172P
Owner/operator:Suburban Aviation, Inc.
Registration: N53637
MSN: 172-74795
Total airframe hrs:8164 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-D2J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lambertville, MI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:(5G9)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
In the pilot-in-command's written statement, the pilot indicated that the dual student was in control of the aircraft during the landing approach, flare and touchdown. The flight instructor stated that, 'Upon touching down at normal speed on the ice-patched 50 foot wide runway, the aircraft drifted right of centerline with a contribution from a left crosswind.' The flight instructor stated that he was unable to correct for the drift using aileron, rudder, and brakes, and the aircraft slid into the three foot high snow bank along the edge of the runway. During a post accident investigation, a functional test of the brake system showed no anomalies.

Probable Cause: the pilot-in-command's loss of directional control during landing roll. Factors to the accident were the icy terrain condition, crosswind, and the snow bank.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CHI99LA058
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 years and 3 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

26-Nov-2017 09:37 ASN Update Bot Added
08-Apr-2024 11:02 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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