Accident Cessna 172S N17223, 24 Dec 2013
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 289610
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Time:15:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Paragon Flight Training Co.
Registration: N17223
MSN: 172S10635
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Miami, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Fort Myers-Page Field, FL (FMY/KFMY)
Destination airport:Miami-Opa locka Executive Airport, FL (OPF/KOPF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
According to the pilot, the airplane was approaching the runway with 20-degrees flaps. Winds reported about that time were 50 degrees from the right at 9, gusting to 17 knots. The pilot crabbed the airplane into the wind until about 50 feet above the runway, when he straightened the nose with left rudder and right aileron. The pilot then felt a gust of wind under the right wing, and corrected to maintain wings level. The right main landing gear touched down first, followed by a nose landing gear collapse with damage to the engine firewall. The pilot did not report any preexisting mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper flare during a gusty, crosswind landing.



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

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05-Oct-2022 16:07 ASN Update Bot Added

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