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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 173397
Last updated: 1 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172L
Registration: N7872G
C/n / msn: 17259572
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Turner, ME -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Augusta, ME (AUG)
Destination airport:Turner, ME (3B5)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The student pilot reported that he was attempting to land on runway 30, a 2,104-foot long, 50-foot wide, asphalt runway. His first approach was high, and resulted in a go-around. On the second approach, the airplane touched down further down the runway then he had planned. The airplane bounced and the student pilot initiated an aborted landing. The airplane began to climb normally; however, it struck the tops of trees, which were located beyond the departure end of the runway. A witness who observed the airplane stated that after the airplane bounced back in the air, the pilot lowered the nose and appeared to be attempting to land again. The airplane disappeared from his view and was followed by the sound of increasing engine power. Examination of the airplane did not reveal any pre-impact mechanical malfunctions. Winds reported at an airport located about 9 miles south of the accident site, about the time of the accident, were from 150 degrees at 9 knots, with 15 knot gusts.
Probable Cause: The pilot's misjudgment of speed/distance and the delayed aborted landing. A factor in this accident was the tail wind condition.



Revision history:

29-Jan-2015 17:05 Noro Added
21-Dec-2016 19:28 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
07-Dec-2017 17:48 ASN Update Bot Updated [Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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