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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 150648
Last updated: 10 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172P Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Sunrise Aviation
Registration: N65835
C/n / msn: 17275903
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:In the desert west of Maricopa, AZ -   United States of America
Phase: Initial climb
Departure airport:Maricopa, AZ (AZ78)
Destination airport:Santa Ana, CA (SNA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that the airplane lifted off about 300 feet from the end of the 2,400-foot-long dirt runway. Shortly after takeoff, the airplane pitched up. The airplane then stalled, and the left wing dropped. The pilot was unable to recover control of the airplane before it impacted the ground. The airplane came to rest about 600 feet from the end of the runway. A postaccident examination of the airframe revealed no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain proper pitch control during the initial climb, which resulted in a stall, loss of airplane control, and collision with terrain.



Revision history:

12-Nov-2012 11:55 gerard57 Added
12-Nov-2012 11:56 gerard57 Updated [Narrative]
12-Nov-2012 12:42 gerard57 Updated [Phase, Narrative]
12-Nov-2012 20:28 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
12-Nov-2012 23:23 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
13-Nov-2012 15:08 Geno Updated [Time, Source, Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 13:54 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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