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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 154427
Last updated: 13 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Ryans Dream Inc.
Registration: N7113G
C/n / msn: 17258813
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location: Space Coast Regional Airport - KTIX, Titusville, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Taxi
Departure airport:Miami, FL (TMB)
Destination airport:DeLand, FL (DED)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the pilot, he elected to land because there were thunderstorms between his location and the destination airport. He landed the airplane without incident and was taxiing to a parking area when the wind increased. The wind lifted the tail of the airplane; it nosed over and came to rest inverted, resulting in substantial damage to the wings and empennage. The pilot reported no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. The weather reported at an airport located 6 miles east of the accident location indicated thunderstorm activity and wind from 240 degrees at 14 knots, gusting to 19 knots; peak wind gusts of 52 knots were recorded repeatedly during a 30 minute period around the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's loss of airplane control while taxiing in gusting wind conditions associated with nearby thunderstorm activity.



Revision history:

25-Mar-2013 21:57 Geno Added
24-Feb-2014 08:47 Anon. Updated [Destination airport]
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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