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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 234126
Last updated: 15 October 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172N Skyhawk II
Owner/operator:Fly Maui LLC
Registration: N738DB
MSN: 17269886
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Kahului Airport (OGG/PHOG), Maui, HI -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Hana Airport, HI (HNM/PHHN)
Destination airport:Hana Airport, HI (HNM/PHHN)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The solo student pilot reported that, while in the airport traffic pattern, the air traffic tower controller instructed her to follow a heavy jet airplane. She saw the heavy jet airplane and confirmed it with the tower controller who then cleared the pilot to land behind the heavy jet and provided a caution for wake turbulence. As she maintained a final approach to land "past the numbers" and prepared for the landing flare, the wings suddenly rolled right, and the nose dropped. She attempted to correct, but the airplane landed hard, skidded off the runway, and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing, lift struts, and empennage.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to avoid wake turbulence while landing behind a heavy jet airplane, which resulted in a loss of roll control and subsequent hard landing.



FAA register: (photo)

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

Revision history:

18-Mar-2020 09:47 gerard57 Added
18-Mar-2020 10:31 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
18-Mar-2020 13:43 Geno Updated [Time, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
03-Jul-2020 12:37 ASN Update Bot Updated [Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]
03-Jul-2020 13:30 harro Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report, ]

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