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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 153354
Last updated: 21 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Reef Flyer Llc
Registration: N6249D
C/n / msn: 17272664
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:12 miles SE of Okeechobee County Airport - KOBE, Okeechobee, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Okeechobee, FL (None)
Destination airport:Pompano Beach, FL (PMP)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot engaged one notch of flaps and applied brakes and full power to initiate a short-field takeoff from a dirt road. Shortly after takeoff, a gust of wind struck the airplane, and the airplane subsequently turned left. The airplane’s nose impacted a barbed wire fence, the right wing struck a tree, and the airplane flipped inverted into a ditch, which resulted in substantial damage to the right wing and vertical stabilizer. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation.
Probable Cause: The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control during takeoff.



Revision history:

18-Feb-2013 19:37 Geno Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 14:08 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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