Runway excursion Accident Cessna 172M Skyhawk N4432R,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 344984
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Date:Friday 25 August 2023
Time:15:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Bend Aircraft
Registration: N4432R
MSN: 17263177
Year of manufacture:1974
Total airframe hrs:7120 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320_D2J
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Carson City Airport, NV (CSN/KCXP) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lakeview-Lake County Airport, OR (LKV/KLKV)
Destination airport:Carson City Airport, NV (CSN/KCXP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that during landing, the airplane encountered a gust of wind and ballooned above the runway. Just before touchdown, the airplane encountered a second gust of wind and the pilot added engine power to abort the landing. Subsequently, the airplane drifted to the left and touched down on the parallel taxiway, skidded across the taxiway, and then impacted a ditch. The airplane's engine mount and fuselage were substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control during an aborted landing in gusting wind conditions.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: WPR23LA325
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

28-Aug-2023 14:16 Captain Adam Added
22-Sep-2023 18:12 Captain Adam Updated
22-Dec-2023 11:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category]
22-Dec-2023 11:02 harro Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
22-Dec-2023 11:03 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Destination airport]
22-Dec-2023 11:03 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Location]

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