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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 211129
Last updated: 25 August 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Personal Aviation Inc.
Registration: N172SX
C/n / msn: 17273641
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:San Diego, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Corona, CA (AJO)
Destination airport:San Diego, CA (MYF)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that, about 2 miles from his destination, he made a left turn to enter the downwind leg for landing when a bird came “out of the sun.” The pilot made a hard right turn to avoid the bird and prevent it from coming through the windscreen. The bird subsequently collided with the leading edge of the left wing. The pilot continued to his intended destination without further incident.
Postaccident examination revealed substantial damage to the left wing.
The pilot 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.



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

Revision history:

16-May-2018 15:39 ASN Update Bot Added

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