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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139251
Last updated: 5 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172P Skyhawk
Registration: N54356
C/n / msn: 17274961
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Near Gimlin Airport - 18MO, Christian county, south of Ozark, MO -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Springfield, MO (KSGF)
Destination airport:Ozark, MO (18MO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that she made two landing approaches to the north, but each attempt resulted in a go-around because she was unable to maintain runway alignment due to a strong crosswind. The pilot decided to make the next approach to the south. She stated that while on final approach the airplane suddenly lost altitude, collided with terrain short of the runway, and nosed over. The airplane's engine firewall, vertical stabilizer, and right wing were substantially damaged. The pilot reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded the normal operation of the airplane. A witness located at the airport reported that the wind was out of the west at 16 knots. A review of nearby weather stations indicated that the wind was variable from the south-to-northwest between 5 and 9 knots, gusting to 16 knots.
Probable Cause: The pilotís inadequate compensation for gusty crosswind conditions while on approach.


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Revision history:

15-Oct-2011 03:34 gerard57 Added
15-Oct-2011 07:14 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Location, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
17-Oct-2011 10:51 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Total occupants, Location, Narrative]
02-Nov-2011 01:33 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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