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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 145830
Last updated: 2 December 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172D Skyhawk
Registration: N2559U
C/n / msn: 17250159
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Nervino Airport - O02, Beckwourth, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Beckwourth, CA
Destination airport:Nervino, CA (O02)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was departing from a 2,300-foot-long dirt airstrip. The pilot reported that, based on his pretakeoff calculations, he configured the airplane with 10 degrees of flaps for a soft-field takeoff and that, due to the soft terrain, the airplane required a longer-than-normal takeoff distance. Shortly after rotation, the pilot initiated a gradual left turn. According to a witness, when the airplane was about 100 feet above the ground, it rolled farther left, to about a 90-degree bank. Unable to climb or maintain altitude, the pilot leveled the wings and pitched the nose down in an attempt to regain airspeed; however, he realized there was insufficient altitude, and he landed the airplane in a field. During the landing roll, the airplane nosed over. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain sufficient airspeed during initial climb, which resulted in a loss of airplane control.


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Revision history:

25-May-2012 22:06 Geno Added
25-May-2012 22:07 Geno Updated [Departure airport]
04-Nov-2012 11:00 Tobesan Updated [Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
27-Nov-2017 20:34 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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