Runway excursion Accident Cessna 172N Skyhawk N739MK,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 348178
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Date:Monday 20 November 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172N Skyhawk
Owner/operator:Sherman Aviation LLC
Registration: N739MK
MSN: 17270649
Year of manufacture:1978
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Blairstown Airport (1N7), Blairstown, NJ -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Caldwell Wright Airport, NJ (CDW/KCDW)
Destination airport:Blairstown Airport, NJ (1N7)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The flight instructor and the student pilot were practicing a simulated loss of engine power landing procedure. When the airplane was over the runway, it began to “excessively” float and the instructor told the student to go-around. The student added full power and pulled back on the control yoke to initiate the go-around. The instructor said the airplane almost immediately banked toward the left of the runway. He immediately took over the controls and attempted to recover from the situation; however, he said that he was unable to overpower the student’s excessive input and the airplane impacted the ground resulting in substantial damage to the right wing. The instructor reported that there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures of the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The student pilot’s improper control inputs and the flight instructor’s delayed remedial action, which resulted in a loss of control during an attempted go-around.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 2 months
Download report: Final report

Sources: (photo)



Photo: NTSB

Revision history:

20-Nov-2023 22:47 Captain Adam Added
12-Dec-2023 16:33 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
28-Jan-2024 11:47 Captain Adam Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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