Accident Cessna 172N Skyhawk II N5550J,
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Date:Tuesday 16 May 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172N Skyhawk II
Owner/operator:Optima Aviation
Registration: N5550J
MSN: 17273818
Year of manufacture:1980
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Flower Mound, TX -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Denton Enterprise Airport, TX (KDTO)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On May 16, 2023, about 1912 central daylight time, a Cessna 172N, N5550J, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Flower Mound, Texas. The instructor and student pilot were not injured. The airplane was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight.

The instructor reported that while descending from cruise flight, the engine started the run rough. The engine experienced a partial loss of engine power with an associated drop in rpms. Unable to restore engine power, the instructor performed a forced landing to a field. During the landing the airplane collided with a barbed wire fence and trees resulting in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.

The airplane was retained for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN23LA188
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report





Revision history:

17-May-2023 06:11 harro Added
17-May-2023 06:12 harro Updated
25-May-2023 07:42 Captain Adam Updated

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