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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 201532
Last updated: 23 December 2019
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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:Northgate Aviation Inc
Registration: N9678Q
C/n / msn: 17265762
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Butte County, over Durham, CA -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Chico, CA
Destination airport:Woodland, CA (O41)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor reported that, during the instructional night, cross-country flight, while in level flight about 3,500 ft, a bird struck the airplane and went through the windscreen. The airplane returned to the airport without further incident.
Postaccident examination revealed that the windscreen sustained substantial damage.
The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: An in-flight collision with a bird.



FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

21-Nov-2017 04:59 Geno Added
16-May-2018 15:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]

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