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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 142277
Last updated: 12 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172E Skyhawk
Registration: N3879S
C/n / msn: 17251079
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Dinsmore Airport - D63, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Garberville, CA (O16)
Destination airport:Dinsmore, CA (D63)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to postaccident statements from both pilots, the flight instructor took control of the airplane from the student pilot either at touchdown or just before. The airplane bounced several times after touchdown while veering to the right, and the right main wheel rolled off the 48-foot wide runway into the grass. The flight instructor added full engine power to go around. The flight instructor stated that he pulled back on the yoke to try to clear the trees beyond the end of the runway, and the airplane stalled and hit the ground. After the airplane’s right wing tip contacted the ground, the airplane reversed direction and came to a stop. Shortly after the airplane came to rest, a postimpact fire began, which consumed the airplane. The student pilot, who was the airplane owner, reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The flight instructor's delayed remedial action, inadequate recovery from a bounced landing, and failure to attain/maintain adequate airspeed during an attempted go-around.



Revision history:

03-Feb-2012 21:33 RobertMB Added
04-Feb-2012 12:03 Geno Updated [Source]
06-Feb-2012 11:19 Geno Updated [Source]
14-Feb-2012 10:09 Geno Updated [Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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