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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 122953
Last updated: 3 July 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Registration: N8895B
C/n / msn: 36595
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 4
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kline Kill Airport - KNY1, Ghent, NY -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Pittsfield, MA (PSF)
Destination airport:Seneca Falls, NY (0G7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, several minutes after takeoff the weather began to deteriorate and the sky turned black with convective activity reported in the area. He decided to divert to a nearby airport which had a 4,000-foot long by 75-foot wide turf runway. As the pilot approached the runway he could not determine where the approach end was located. The airplane approached the runway high and fast. The pilot did not think he would be able to stop the airplane before reaching the end of the runway, so he aborted the landing. One witness reported that the airplane aborted the landing with less than 1/4 of the runway's total length remaining. During the attempted climb out, the pilot thought that the engine felt less powerful but could not recall any specific abnormal indications. Without sufficient airspeed to climb above approaching trees, the pilot stalled the airplane into a pond, resulting in substantial damage to the left wing and empennage. A postaccident examination of the airplane revealed no evidence of any preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures.
Probable Cause: The pilot's delayed decision to abort the landing and execute a go-around.



Revision history:

09-Jun-2011 00:28 gerard57 Added
09-Jun-2011 01:08 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 16:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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