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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 135277
Last updated: 3 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M
Owner/operator:Illinois Aviation Academy
Registration: N13474
C/n / msn: 17262777
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:West Chicago, IL -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:West Chicago, IL (DPA)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The airplane stalled and impacted the terrain following a loss of directional control on takeoff. The student pilot reported he had been practicing soft field takeoffs and landings with his instructor. The student pilot's instructor exited the aircraft after the third landing. The student reported he then performed two solo soft field takeoffs and landings. The student pilot stated he was making his third takeoff at the time of the accident. The student pilot reported the airplane drifted to the right of the centerline, then he heard a sound and pitched up the nose of the airplane. The student pilot reported he then lost control of the airplane. The student pilot exited the airplane before it was consumed by a post-impact fire. A witness reported seeing the airplane in a 45 degree nose up attitude at a slow speed prior to it rolling to the left and impacting the ground.
Probable Cause: The abrupt pull-up initiated by the pilot during takeoff before airspeed was attained resulting in a stall. Factors contributing to the accident were the pilot's failure to maintain directional control of the airplane on takeoff and the crosswind.



Revision history:

21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
08-Dec-2017 18:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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