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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154133
Last updated: 15 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Blue Ridge Sport Flight Llc
Registration: N61756
C/n / msn: 17264778
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hendersonville Airport - 0A7, Hendersonville, NC -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Anderson, SC (AND)
Destination airport:Hendersonville, NC (8NC9)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot stated that, during an attempted landing on runway 14, he “could not get the plane to settle on the ground.” About halfway down the runway, the airplane “ballooned,” and the student pilot elected to perform a go-around. He applied full engine power and decreased the flap setting in an attempt to gain altitude, but the airplane impacted power lines off the left side of the runway and came to rest on top of a hangar, resulting in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage. The student pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. Reported wind at an airport 9 miles to the northwest of the accident location, about the time of the accident, was from 250 degrees at 10 knots, gusting to 18 knots.
Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain control of the airplane during an attempted go-around in gusty tailwind conditions.


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Revision history:

16-Mar-2013 03:11 gerard57 Added
16-Mar-2013 17:51 Geno Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
25-Mar-2013 23:16 smokiescfi Updated [Narrative]
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
28-Nov-2017 14:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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