Loss of control Accident Cessna 172 Skyhawk N8907B,
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Date:Saturday 6 April 2024
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Registration: N8907B
MSN: 36707
Year of manufacture:1958
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Huasna, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:San Luis Obispo-County Airport, CA (SBP/KSBP)
Destination airport:Huasna, CA
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot reported that he was conducting a series of aerial drops for training. After the third pass, he was unable to attain a positive rate of climb. The airplane continued to descend, and the right main landing gear contacted the ground and separated. The airplane veered right and impacted a metal pipe corral fence resulting in substantial damage to the leftwing strut and firewall. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain adequate airspeed during low altitude maneuvers, resulting in a loss of control.

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




Revision history:

08-Apr-2024 14:38 Captain Adam Added
17-Apr-2024 09:40 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Category, Accident report]
06-May-2024 12:07 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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