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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 233979
Last updated: 3 July 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP
Owner/operator:Infinity Flight School
Registration: N52232
C/n / msn: 172S10870
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Ocean City Municipal Airport (OXB/KOXB), Worcester County, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Wildwood, NJ (WWD)
Destination airport:Ocean City, MD (OXB)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The helicopter pilot was conducting his first solo cross-country flight in an airplane. He reported that some birds moved over the runway as he was about to land the airplane. He applied full power and retracted the flaps to initiate a go-around; however, the airplane touched down and departed the left side of the runway onto grass. The airplane’s nose and both wings impacted terrain, and the airplane nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and both wings. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during an attempted go-around to avoid birds, which resulted in a runway excursion and subsequent nose-over.


NTSB: (photo)

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

Revision history:

14-Mar-2020 12:58 Captain Adam Added
14-Mar-2020 12:59 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
14-Mar-2020 16:51 Geno Updated [Source]
18-Mar-2020 13:28 Captain Adam Updated [Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source]
03-Jul-2020 12:40 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Operator, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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