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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69164
Last updated: 1 February 2020
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Date:17-OCT-2009
Time:11:11
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172S
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N5329L
C/n / msn: 172S9332
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Honolulu International Airport (PHNL), Hawaii -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Honolulu, HI (PHNL)
Destination airport:Lanai, HI (PHNY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
The student pilot reported that the cabin window opened during the takeoff roll. He reached over to close the window and a few seconds later the airplane rotated and banked to the left. He attempted to regain control of the airplane, but it collided with the runway surface, causing substantial damage to the firewall and both wings. The flight was to be the pilot's first solo cross-country flight; he reported 55 hours of total flight time, 1 hour of which was as pilot-in-command. Right gusting crosswinds existed at the time of the accident.
Probable Cause: The student pilot's distraction and subsequent loss of airplane control after the cabin window opened during the takeoff roll.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20091017X30334&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Oct-2009 23:23 slowkid Added
18-Oct-2009 00:24 RobertMB Updated
18-Oct-2009 01:33 Anon. Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
19-Aug-2017 16:17 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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