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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 200923
Last updated: 25 April 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna R172E
Owner/operator:Fort Meade Flying Activity
Registration: N7889N
C/n / msn: R172-0280
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Fort Meade, MD -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Fort Meade, MD (KFME)
Destination airport:Fort Meade, MD (KFME)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor, while giving instruction, stated he landed the tricycle landing gear equipped airplane at midfield in wind conditions that were reported from the SSW gusting to 23knots. Following a runway excursion on to soft terrain, the pilot said the airplane had come to a stop, undamaged, when "the nose wheel sank and the right wingtip contacted the dirt."

Witnesses reported that the airplane touched down midfield, braked hard, and did not come to a complete stop prior to the airplanes right wing striking the ground.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing. The pilot reported no mechanical failures or anomalies prior to flight that would have prevented normal operation.
Probable Cause: The flight instructor's decision to land the airplane without sufficient runway to stop, resulting in a runway excursion and substantial damage to the right wing of the airplane.



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05-Nov-2017 08:47 ASN Update Bot Added

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