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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 69263
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C170 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 170B
Registration: N2719D
C/n / msn: 25261
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Madison County Airport (KUYF), Ohio -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:London, OH (UYF)
Destination airport:Xenia, OH (I19)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot stated that during the takeoff roll “a strong wind gust from the left caused me to lose control and veer off the runway.” The airplane temporarily became airborne over the grassy area adjacent to the runway. The pilot reduced engine power to idle; however, the airplane encountered a “hole,” causing the left main landing gear to collapse. A postaccident inspection revealed that the left elevator had struck a Precision Approach Path Indicator (PAPI) light. The left wing was also damaged, resulting in substantial damage to the airplane. The pilot stated that there were no failures or malfunctions with the airplane prior to the accident. Recorded winds in the vicinity of the accident airport were from the south at 6 knots. However, southerly winds with gusts to 16 knots had been recorded prior to the accident.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff roll.



Revision history:

20-Oct-2009 00:40 slowkid Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 17:06 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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