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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70166
Last updated: 20 November 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172
Registration: N8504B
C/n / msn: 36204
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Yucca Valley General Airport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Twentynine Palm, CA (KTNP)
Destination airport:Yucca Valley, CA (6CA5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The pilot was landing in a crosswind when a gust of wind coming between hangars caused the airplane to veer away from the wind and off the runway. The pilot applied full power in an attempt to execute a go-around, but subsequently impacted terrain and nosed over. The pilot said there were no preimpact mechanical malfunctions or failures.
Probable Cause: The pilot's inadequate compensation for the crosswind gusts and failure to maintain directional control of the airplane.



Revision history:

25-Nov-2009 13:21 RobertMB Added
21-Dec-2016 19:25 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
02-Dec-2017 17:47 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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