Accident Cessna 172N Skyhawk N734YD,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 317952
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Date:Sunday 2 July 2023
Time:09:30 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Registration: N734YD
MSN: 17269213
Year of manufacture:1977
Total airframe hrs:13425 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-E2D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Cobb County International Airport (RYY/KRYY), Kennesaw, GA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Atlanta-Cobb County-Mc Collum Field, GA (KRYY)
Destination airport:Atlanta-Cobb County-Mc Collum Field, GA (KRYY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The solo student pilot reported that upon landing, the airplane began “veering toward the left side of the runway.' He attempted to correct with right rudder but was unsuccessful and subsequently attempted to abort the landing. During the maneuver the right main landing gear impacted a runway sign and the airplane touched back down in the grass next to the runway coming to a stop. During the accident sequence, the right horizontal stabilizer was substantially damaged. The owner reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's loss of directional control while landing, which resulted in a runway excursion and collision with an airport sign.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ERA23LA282
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 month
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

13-Jul-2023 21:21 Captain Adam Added
19-Aug-2023 08:00 ASN Update Bot Updated
19-Aug-2023 08:01 harro Updated

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