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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145014
Last updated: 15 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S Skyhawk
Owner/operator:North Aire Aviation Llc
Registration: N17304
C/n / msn: 172S10643
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ernest A. Love Field Airport - KPRC, Prescott, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Prescott, AZ (KPRC)
Destination airport:Prescott, AZ (KPRC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was practicing touch-and-go takeoffs and landings in a crosswind. The pilot said that the landing was uneventful; however, as the airplane accelerated for takeoff, it veered to the left. Despite the pilot's control inputs, the airplane continued to veer to the left, exited the runway surface, and struck a runway sign. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, firewall, and empennage. The pilot reported no mechanical anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for a crosswind during takeoff, which resulted in a loss of directional control.



Revision history:

13-Apr-2012 10:54 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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