Loss of control Accident Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP N860TW,
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Date:Thursday 3 August 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP
Owner/operator:Tailwinds LLC dba Tailwinds Flight School
Registration: N860TW
MSN: 172S9220
Year of manufacture:2002
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Northeast Philadelphia Airport (PNE/KPNE), Philadelphia, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Philadelphia-North Philadelphia Airport, PA (PNE/KPNE)
Destination airport:Philadelphia-North Philadelphia Airport, PA (PNE/KPNE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot receiving instruction reported that while on final approach, the airspeed became slow so he lowered the airplane nose to increase the airspeed. The airplane landed firmly at the runway threshold and bounced. During the recovery from the bounce, the flight instructor commanded a go-around maneuver. During the go-around, the airplane’s nose rose high, and the airplane yawed and rolled to the left. The airplane impacted the ground alongside the runway and nosed over. Post accident examination revealed that the vertical stabilizer, rudder, empennage, and left wing sustained substantial damage.

There were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot receiving instruction’s failure to maintain control during a go-around. Contributing to the accident was the flight instructor’s inadequate supervision of the flight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN23LA348
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report




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Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

03-Aug-2023 18:46 Geno Added
04-Aug-2023 07:34 johnwg Updated
27-Jan-2024 22:22 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Operator, Source, Narrative, Photo]

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