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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 230371
Last updated: 1 December 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna F172M Skyhawk (Reims)
Owner/operator:Malta School of Flying
Registration: 9H-AEX
MSN: F17201023
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML) -   Malta
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML)
Destination airport:Malta-Luqa Airport (MLA/LMML)
Investigating agency: BAAI Malta
A Cessna 172 took-off from runway 23 at Malta-Luqa Airport but was instructed to land on runway 31 in a crosswind condition due to RWY 23 not available for landing at the time (Notam A1316-19). The aircraft landed right of the RWY centreline and following 60 m roll, the aircraft exited the RWY surface suffering an excursion onto the grass. In the process, the aircraft nosewheel hit a runway edge light (which is mounted on a concrete base) and suffered a punctured tyre and serious damage to the nosewheel hub.

The Bureau of Air Accidents Investigations (Malta) has determined that the cause of this accident was an improperly applied crosswind landing technique due to inexperience.

Sources: (photo)

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BAAI Malta
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



Photo of 9H-AEX courtesy

Luqa - Malta International (LMML / MLA)
23 September 2006; (c) John Visanich

Revision history:

03-Nov-2019 09:21 gerard57 Added
03-Nov-2019 09:22 gerard57 Updated [Damage]
03-Nov-2019 10:31 harro Updated [Nature, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 10:35 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Embed code]
03-Nov-2019 11:17 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 11:19 RobertMB Updated [Location, Narrative]
03-Nov-2019 16:47 TB Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
03-Nov-2019 17:07 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Location]
05-Sep-2020 11:51 harro Updated [Departure airport, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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