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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 235418
Last updated: 26 March 2021
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Time:17:55 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172M Skyhawk
Registration: N13005
C/n / msn: 17262440
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Hicks Airfield, TX (T67) -   United States of America
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:Weatherford-Parker County Airport, TX (WEA)
Destination airport:Weatherford-Parker County Airport, TX (WEA)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor reported that he and the student pilot were prepared to land on runway 14 with partial flaps and reported wind from 190 at 17 knots. When they turned onto final approach, the instructor noticed that the airplane was too high and not aligned with the runway and that the airspeed was high. As the airplane approached the touchdown point, it encountered turbulence. The instructor took control of the airplane and executed a right-wing-low partial slip. The airplane touched down halfway down the 3,740-ft-long runway with a high ground speed. The instructor applied the brakes, and the wheels immediately locked, so he released the brakes and then tried reapplying them; however, the airplane did not decelerate. The airplane overran the runway and struck several airport lights and then traveled through two barbed-wire fences. The right main landing gear separated, the left main landing gear collapsed, and the fuselage and horizontal stabilizer sustained substantial damage. After the instructor and student exited the airplane, they noticed that the windsock indicated that they had landed with a strong quartering tailwind. The instructor said that the accident was due to the "undetected shift in wind direction - from a quartering headwind to a quartering/direct tailwind" and he and the student's incorrect decision to continue the approach and landing when the airplane was not stabilized.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's failure to maintain a stabilized approach and the flight instructor's delayed remedial action to initiate a go-around, which resulted in a runway overrun and impact with runway lights and fences.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


T67 Rey 32

Photo: FAA

Revision history:

23-Apr-2020 07:07 Nazpilot Added
23-Apr-2020 07:09 harro Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Operator, Other fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Apr-2020 11:24 Petropavlovsk Updated [Damage]
26-Mar-2021 14:31 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Other fatalities, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative, Category, Accident report]
26-Mar-2021 14:39 harro Updated [Source, Narrative, Photo]

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