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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 205786
Last updated: 31 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Registration: N7825T
C/n / msn: 17257538
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Manvel, TX -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Manvel, TX (3T2)
Destination airport:Houston, TX (KLVJ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During the takeoff roll from runway 2, the airplane encountered a gust of wind. The airplane became airborne, touched down, and "skipped" several times before it nosed over and came to rest inverted. Both wings and the vertical stabilizer were substantially damaged. The pilot reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. At the time of the accident, the nearest facility recorded the wind from 150 degrees at 9 knots gusting to 16 knots.

Probable Cause: The pilotís failure to maintain airplane control while taking off in gusting wind conditions.



Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 years and 10 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

07-Feb-2018 13:50 ASN Update Bot Added

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