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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 15118
Last updated: 7 December 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:Aero Safety Training LTD
Registration: N107MA
C/n / msn: 172S8604
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lincoln Park Airport, Morris County, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Lincoln Park, NJ (N07)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The certificated flight instructor (CFI), of the Cessna 172SP, stated that the purpose of the dual flight was local air work practice, followed by takeoff and landing practice. After one high approach that terminated in a go-around, then a successful landing, the student pilot departed and positioned the airplane at a higher altitude than normal on the final approach. The CFI took the controls and demonstrated a sideslip maneuver to the student. Once the airplane lost some altitude, the CFI "…turned over the controls to the student and asked him to land the airplane." The touchdown speed was higher than normal, so the CFI queried the student whether the power was reduced, then instructed him to apply aerodynamic braking. The airplane did not appear to be slowing, so the CFI attempted to go around. He applied power and pulled back on the yoke in an attempt to take off, then saw the airport perimeter fence approaching, and felt a "jolt". The left main landing gear impacted the airport perimeter fence off the departure end of runway 1, then the airplane impacted a guardrail, and came to rest inverted on an adjacent road. The tailcone separated from the fuselage just aft of the cargo compartment. Neither pilot was injured. The CFI reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions of the airplane prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: The certificated flight instructor's delayed decision to go-around.




This is a photo of the ill-fated aircraft, taken one at Lincon Park Airport, NJ, a little over a year before the incident. Copyright 2006, Daniel L. Berek

Revision history:

02-Mar-2008 21:06 Fusko Added
03-Mar-2008 00:49 carlo Updated
20-May-2008 06:45 Fusko Updated
14-Dec-2013 19:19 Anon. Updated [Narrative, Photo, ]
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 10:22 ASN Update Bot Updated [Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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