Accident Cessna 172S N534SP,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 285354
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Date:Wednesday 10 January 2007
Time:09:32 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Edwards Aero Club
Registration: N534SP
MSN: 172S8380
Year of manufacture:2000
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lancaster, California -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Muroc AFB, CA (EDW/KEDW)
Destination airport:Lancaster-William J Fox Airport, CA (WJF/KWJF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot stated that wake turbulence was encountered during the takeoff roll, directional control was lost, and the airplane nosed-over after impacting a berm off the runway surface. A larger, twin-engine jet aircraft landed long about 2 minutes prior to the accident. The student pilot then landed, stopped, and began his takeoff roll. During the takeoff roll, the airplane began to veer to the left. The pilot attempted to realign the airplane on the centerline by applying right rudder and right brake, at which time the airplane veered sharply to the left in a skidding motion. The airplane impacted a berm and nosed-over. The FAA accident coordinator stated that there were no pre-impact mechanical anomalies with the airplane. Winds were calm at the time of the accident.

Probable Cause: The reason for the loss of directional control was undetermined.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft
30 April 2006 N534SP Edwards Aero Club 0 Big Bear, California sub

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