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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 147404
Last updated: 9 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172R Skyhawk
Registration: N989BT
C/n / msn: 17280463
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Leesville Airport - L39, Leesville, LA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Center, TX (F17)
Destination airport:Leesville, LA (L39)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot was returning from a solo cross-country flight. He stated that during the final approach to land, with the airplane configured with full flaps, he thought that the airplane was not descending as expected, the speed was higher than normal, and that he would land too far down the runway. The student pilot elected to execute a go-around and applied full power but did not retract the flaps. He stated that the airplane was not climbing and that he decided to land on the remaining runway because he didn't think he would clear the trees at the end of the runway. The airplane subsequently departed the end of the runway, struck a ditch, and flipped over. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The airplane sustained damage to both wings, the fuselage, and the vertical tail.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to properly re-configure the airplane for a go-around, which resulted in a runway excursion when he decided to land on the remaining runway.



Revision history:

04-Aug-2012 00:19 Geno Added
06-Aug-2012 10:04 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Phase, Nature, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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