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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 237667
Last updated: 26 March 2021
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Time:18:45 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Moraine Flying Club Inc
Registration: N9127H
C/n / msn: 17265959
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Port Meadville Airport (KGKJ/GKJ), Crawford County, PA -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Meadville, PA (GKJ)
Destination airport:Butler, PA (3G9)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot reported that while taxing to the runway, he was programming his GPS unit for the flight. When he looked up, he realized the airplane was near the end of the taxiway. He applied the brakes and attempted to stop on the pavement but was unsuccessful. The airplane rolled into the grass and down an embankment and sustained substantial damage to the left wing. 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 distraction while taxiing, which resulted in a taxiway excursion.


FAA register:

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

Revision history:

05-Jul-2020 05:45 Joshua Swanson Added
05-Jul-2020 05:46 harro Updated [Other fatalities, Location, Damage, Narrative]
11-Jul-2020 09:50 Captain Adam Updated [Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Operator, Location, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Damage, Narrative]
23-Sep-2020 12:01 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Accident report]
26-Mar-2021 09:36 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]

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