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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 139834
Last updated: 27 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Bear Butte Flying Club
Registration: N13584
C/n / msn: 17262858
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sturgis Municipal Airport - 49B, Sturgis, SD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Sturgis, SD (49B)
Destination airport:Sturgis, SD (49B)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor stated that during the student pilot’s second solo landing, the airplane’s flaps were not retracted before the next takeoff. After takeoff, the airplane pitched up to a 60-degree nose-up attitude. According to the flight instructor, the airplane’s engine sounded like it was developing full power. The airplane entered a half-turn spin and impacted the terrain vertically. Postaccident examination showed that the flaps were extended and revealed no evidence of preimpact mechanical malfunction or anomaly that would have precluded normal operation. Toxicology tests detected acetaminophen and diphenhydramine in the pilot's urine. Although diphenhydramine can cause drowsiness, the investigation could not determine whether it contributed to the accident.
Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane during takeoff with extended flaps.



Revision history:

12-Nov-2011 01:21 gerard57 Added
12-Nov-2011 03:26 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
12-Nov-2011 03:27 PC12 Updated [Registration, Cn, Nature, Source]
12-Nov-2011 04:24 RobertMB Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Narrative]
22-Nov-2011 03:52 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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