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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 134980
Last updated: 29 September 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Registration: N65755
C/n / msn: 17259749
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Wendover, UT -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:West Jordan, UT (KU42)
Destination airport:Wendover, UT (KENV)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the landing roll, the airplane veered off the runway into the sand infield where it was destroyed by an ensuing post impact ground fire. The pilot stated that he made a normal approach and landing on runway 08, and there appeared to be no crosswind or wind gusts. During the landing roll a wind gust lifted the left wing, the airplane went up on two wheels, and started to veer off the runway. He attempted to regain control and at one point, decided to add power to execute an aborted landing. The airplane did not accelerate quickly enough and veered off the runway into the sand infield. The pilot pulled off the power, the airplane hit three bumps, and came to a stop. When he egressed he noticed the airplane was on its belly. He assisted evacuating his wife and daughter just before the airplane erupted in flames and was destroyed. The pilot stated that the airplane and engine had no mechanical failures or malfunctions during the flight.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the landing roll.



Revision history:

15-Apr-2016 19:45 L.MIEDEMA Updated [Cn, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
04-Dec-2017 18:41 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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