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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 140485
Last updated: 9 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172s
Owner/operator:Westwind Aviation Inc
Registration: N24350
C/n / msn: 172S10144
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Phoenix, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Phoenix, AZ (DVT)
Destination airport:Phoenix, AZ (DVT)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that during a touch-and-go practice landing and takeoff, he landed the airplane and applied power to take off. As the airplane accelerated, it began to veer to the left. Despite the student pilot's control inputs, the airplane continued to veer to the left, exited the runway surface, struck a ditch, and nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to the vertical stabilizer and rudder. The student pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's inadequate directional control during takeoff.



Revision history:

19-Dec-2011 10:16 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:24 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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