ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198968
Last updated: 7 October 2019
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172P
Registration: N97075
C/n / msn: 1726152
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Jackson, TN -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Jackson, TN (MKL)
Destination airport:Jackson, TN (MKL)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot landed, taxied back to the runway, and departed again. She stayed in the traffic pattern and then landed again with a slight crosswind at about 3 knots. During the subsequent takeoff with full power, the airplane veered to the left. The student pilot applied right rudder, but the airplane continued to the left and veered into a snow bank. A postaccident examination of the airplane's nose landing gear revealed that the right bearing rod-end had broken off the arm assembly of the nose gear steering rod. Further examination of both components through magnified optics revealed deformation and fracture surface features consistent with bending overstress separations in both components. No indications of preexisting conditions, such as fatigue or corrosion, were found.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's loss of directional control during the takeoff roll, which resulted in a collision with a snow bank.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 16:15 ASN Update Bot Added

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description