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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 144296
Last updated: 1 October 2019
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Date:08-MAR-2012
Time:16:02
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk II
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5290D
C/n / msn: 17272496
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Southwest Washington Regional Airport - KKLS, Kelso, WA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Kelso, WA (KKLS)
Destination airport:Kelso, WA (KKLS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The pilot was landing the airplane on runway 12. The automated weather observing system recorded that the wind was from 170 degrees at 6 knots. The pilot stated that, while in the landing flare, the wind pushed the tail of the airplane to the left; he corrected with left rudder and power to align the airplane with the runway. The airplane continued to veer to the right, went off the right side of the runway, and nosed over in the soft ground. Damage included wrinkled wing skin and a buckled left lift strut.
Probable Cause: The pilot did not maintain directional control during the landing flare.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20120309X04504&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Mar-2012 00:05 gerard57 Added
09-Mar-2012 05:13 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Mar-2012 07:16 RobertMB Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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