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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173242
Last updated: 14 September 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Registration: N317ME
C/n / msn: 172S8562
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Stevensville, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Stevensville, MD (W29)
Destination airport:
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot had completed 14 hours of instructional flight, and was performing her first solo flight. She landed on a 2,903-foot long, 60-foot wide, asphalt runway. While on final approach for her second landing, the student pilot noted that the airplane was right of the runway center. She corrected with left rudder; however, the airplane veered sharply left upon touchdown. While trying to regain control, the student pilot inadvertently relaxed the back pressure on the yoke, which caused the propeller to strike the runway. The airplane subsequently departed the right side of the runway, traveled through a ditch, and came to rest upright in a grass area.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain aircraft control while landing. A factor was the student pilot's lack of experience.



Revision history:

24-Jan-2015 15:39 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:49 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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