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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134135
Last updated: 2 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Owner/operator:Glenwood Aviation, Inc.
Registration: N7273G
C/n / msn: 17258973
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Glenwood Spgs, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
On March 28, 1997, approximately 1000 mountain standard time, a Cessna 172K, N7273G, was substantially damaged when a student pilot attempted to land on runway 32, Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The pilot, who was the sole occupant, was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the instructional flight conducted under Title 14 CFR Part 91. The flight originated at Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport approximately 0900.

The following is based on a telephone conversation with, and the written accident report from, the pilot. He said he had made six takeoffs and landings with his instructor, and this was his first solo flight at Glenwood Springs Airport (he had previously soloed at Eagle and Rifle, Colorado). He said that the wind was calm and his landing approach was stable. He selected 30 degrees of flaps. When the airplane touched down, it began to drift to the right. The pilot applied left rudder and over corrected. The airplane veered to the left, and he elected to abort the landing and added power. The airplane departed the left side of the runway, struck a tree, and nosed over.
PROBABLE CAUSE:The pilot's failure to maintain airplane directional control, and his use of excessive rudder control.


NTSB id 20001208X07549

Revision history:

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

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