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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144088
Last updated: 13 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna T-41B Mescalero (R172E)
Owner/operator:United States Air Force Peterson Aero Club
Registration: N3196F
C/n / msn: 1720218
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Front Range Airport, Denver, CO -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Denver, CO (FTG)
Destination airport:Colorado Spring, CO (COS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was taxiing for takeoff in wind that greatly exceeded the airplane manufacturer's maximum demonstrated crosswind component and the airplane operator's wind limits. During the taxi, which was along a taxiway that was subject to an almost direct crosswind, the wind lifted the airplane’s tail upward, and the airplane nosed over.
Probable Cause: The pilot's improper decision to taxi in wind conditions that exceeded the airplane’s capability.


FAA register: (photo)

Revision history:

28-Feb-2012 10:40 Geno Added
28-Feb-2012 12:27 RobertMB Updated [Time, Cn, Source, Narrative]
03-Mar-2012 21:31 Geno Updated [Time, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
20-Aug-2016 14:28 Aerossurance Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Narrative]
20-Aug-2016 14:28 Aerossurance Updated [Nature]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:18 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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