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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208855
Last updated: 21 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Registration: N1438U
C/n / msn: 17267105
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Livermore Municipal Airport (KLVK), Livermore, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Livermore, CA (LVK)
Destination airport:Livermore, CA (LVK)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor reported that, while the student pilot was landing, a wind gust pushed the airplane to the left side of the runway about 10 ft off the ground. The flight instructor took the flight controls and added full power to go around. Subsequently, the airplane bounced, the left main landing gear “caught onto something” on the ground, and the airplane spun around. The left wing struck the ground and the nose landing gear collapsed.
The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and right wing.
The flight instructor reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.
The automated weather observation station located on the airport reported that, about 7 minutes before the accident, the wind was from 290° at 6 knots. The airplane was landing on runway 25L.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s failure to maintain runway centerline and flight instructor’s delayed remedial action during landing.


FAA register:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 3 months
Download report: Final report

Revision history:

05-Apr-2018 20:27 Iceman 29 Added
05-Apr-2018 20:28 Iceman 29 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Embed code]
05-Apr-2018 20:41 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
06-Apr-2018 05:18 Iceman 29 Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
08-Jul-2018 13:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Damage, Narrative]

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