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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142098
Last updated: 2 February 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Stewart Aviation
Registration: N737ET
C/n / msn: 17269367
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fulton County Airport - KUSE, Wauseon, OH -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Wauseon, OH (USE)
Destination airport:Wauseon, OH (USE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot lost directional control during the sixth landing on his initial solo flight. He reported experiencing a shifting wind at the time of the accident. The airplane departed the runway pavement and encountered a ditch, resulting in substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot commented that he might have used the wrong rudder pedal in his attempt to maintain directional control. He stated that there were no failures or malfunctions associated with the airplane prior the accident. The local wind was recorded at 6 knots or less during the 2-hour period surrounding the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's loss of directional control during landing.


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Revision history:

27-Jan-2012 23:35 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 17:38 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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