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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 210729
Last updated: 28 February 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Registration: N738XT
C/n / msn: 17270324
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Markley Farm Airport (OH24), Orrville, OH -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Orrville, OH (OH24)
Destination airport:Lewisburg, WV (LWB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
During initial climb after a soft field takeoff, the private pilot noted that the airspeed was low, which he thought was due to a pitot system error. He pulled back on the yoke and the airplane's stall warning horn immediately sounded. The airplane was descending, and the pilot maneuvered to avoid obstructions. He pulled the yoke all the way back to fully stall the airplane before the airplane impacted the ground and nosed over. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. Based on the available information, it is likely that the pilot failed to attain adequate airspeed control during the takeoff and initial climb, which resulted in an exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack and a subsequent aerodynamic stall.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to attain adequate airspeed during the soft field takeoff, which resulted in an exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack and an aerodynamic stall.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

11-May-2018 14:31 gerard57 Added
11-May-2018 14:49 gerard57 Updated [Time, Source]
11-May-2018 16:26 Geno Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
11-May-2018 21:19 Iceman 29 Updated [Source, Embed code]
22-Mar-2019 20:30 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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