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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 208938
Last updated: 25 February 2020
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Time:14:03 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Registration: PH-EAM
C/n / msn: 1602
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lelystad Airport (LEY/EHLE) -   Netherlands
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Midden Zeeland Airfield (EHMZ)
Destination airport:Lelystad Airport (LEY/EHLE)
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
The pilot and his passenger in a Cessna F172N, registered as PH-EAM, flew from Midden-Zeeland (EHMZ) to Lelystad Airport (EHLE). During a crosswind landing the pilot lost control over the aircraft, whereupon it veered off to the left leaving the paved runway and turning over its nose. It came to a stop in an inverted position without injuries to the occupants. The nose wheel strut was broken, one propeller blade was bent and the wings of the aircraft were damaged.
The pilot lost control, because he did not apply the proper technique for a crosswind landing. Consequently, during landing roll out the left main wheel came off the runway whilst the remaining wheels no longer aligned with the direction of movement. These two factors reduced braking capacity. The investigation revealed that the pilot experienced a significantly stronger crosswind than he had anticipated.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: Dutch Safety Board
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report


Photo of PH-EAM courtesy

Deventer - Teuge (EHTE)
24 February 2018; (c) Bart Hoekstra

Revision history:

07-Apr-2018 16:42 harro Added
07-Apr-2018 16:45 harro Updated [Operator, Source]
07-Apr-2018 21:23 Iceman 29 Updated [Embed code, Damage, Narrative]
09-Apr-2018 10:47 DA Updated [Operator, Total occupants, Embed code]
09-Apr-2018 10:48 harro Updated [Operator]
03-Apr-2019 20:13 harro Updated [Cn]
03-Apr-2019 20:13 harro Updated [Total occupants]
25-Feb-2020 18:26 harro Updated [Time, Departure airport, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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