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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233591
Last updated: 26 November 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Honaker Group LLC
Registration: N5815E
C/n / msn: 17271942
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Madison Municipal Airport (KIMS), Jefferson County, IN -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Madison Municipal Airport, IN (MDN/KIMS)
Destination airport:Madison Municipal Airport, IN (MDN/KIMS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
According to the flight instructor, during the third approach, he took the controls from the student pilot and informed the student that he would land the airplane. The airplane was configured with "minimal flaps" due to gusting crosswind conditions. During landing, the wind shifted from a quartering headwind to a direct crosswind. The airplane bounced on touchdown and subsequently exited the right side of the runway, entered soft mud, and then nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the left-wing lift strut. The instructor stated that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor's failure to maintain directional control during landing in gusting crosswind conditions, which resulted in a runway excursion and nose-over.


FAA register:

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


Revision history:

04-Mar-2020 22:57 Captain Adam Added
07-Mar-2020 01:07 Geno Updated [Time, Operator, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source]
07-Mar-2020 01:08 Geno Updated [Operator, Source]
03-Jul-2020 12:39 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
03-Jul-2020 17:59 harro Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative, Accident report, ]
03-Jul-2020 18:39 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Accident report, ]

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