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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 70166
Last updated: 20 November 2019
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Date:21-NOV-2009
Time:09:30
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172
Owner/operator:Private
Registration: N8504B
C/n / msn: 36204
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Category:Accident
Location:Yucca Valley General Airport, CA -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Twentynine Palm, CA (KTNP)
Destination airport:Yucca Valley, CA (6CA5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Narrative:
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.

Sources:

NTSB: https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief.aspx?ev_id=20091121X70133&key=1


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
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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