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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 133802
Last updated: 7 April 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172A
Owner/operator:Paul R. Lyman
Registration: N9863T
C/n / msn: 47663
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Ten Sleep, WY -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:WRL
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
On May 24, 1998, at 1755 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 172A, N9863T, was destroyed when it collided with objects during landing roll near Ten Sleep, Wyoming. The student pilot, the sole occupant aboard, was not injured. The aircraft was being operated by the owner under Title 14 CFR Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country personal flight which originated approximately 30 minutes before the accident. No flight plan had been filed.

According to the pilot, he was landing on a 900 foot landing strip located on his private ranch and overshot the runway. The aircraft collided with a new hangar under construction, then impacted a tractor. The left wing was destroyed, the right wing was bent, the lower cowling was destroyed, the engine mount was broken, the propeller was bent, and the nose gear was sheared.

According to the pilot's logbook, the last dual instructional flight and instructor solo endorsement he received was on September 26, 1996, 20 months prior the accident. According to FAR 61.87 (l) (2), "a student pilot may not operate an aircraft in solo flight unless that student pilot has received an endorsement in the student's logbook for the specific make and model aircraft to be flown by an authorized instructor, who gave the training within the 90 days preceding the date of the flight."
PROBABLE CAUSE:The student pilot's failure to select a proper touchdown point. A factor was his lack of recent experience conducting solo flight operations.


NTSB id 20001211X10097

Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]

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