Loss of control Accident Cessna 172L N7100Q, Saturday 12 January 2008
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Date:Saturday 12 January 2008
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172L
Registration: N7100Q
MSN: 17260400
Year of manufacture:1972
Total airframe hrs:4035 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-E2D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Tampa Bay, Clearwater, FL -   United States of America
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Venice, FL (KVNC)
Destination airport:Clearwater, FL (PIE)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The private-certificated pilot was on the return leg in the Cessna 172L airplane, and at the time of the accident, was operating the airplane 24 pounds above the design gross weight. When near the destination airport, air traffic control (ATC) advised the pilot to expect a left downwind for runway 22, which the pilot acknowledged. The flight proceeded towards the destination airport and the pilot was cleared to land on runway 22. The pilot entered what appeared to be the downwind leg for runway 22, but turned left onto final approach for runway 27, and was asked by the controller if he was lined up for runway 22. The pilot responded with, "zero zero quebec sorry about that." Witnesses and the controller noted an abrupt right turn, followed by the airplane stalling and impacting water short of the runway. Examination of the airplane and the flight controls revealed no evidence of preimpact failure or malfunction. The engine was started and operated normally.
Probable Cause: The pilot's failure to maintain airspeed while maneuvering for approach to land. Contributing to the accident was the pilot's operation of the airplane above the design gross weight.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: MIA08FA038
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year
Download report: Final report




Revision history:

11-Feb-2008 01:33 harro Added
20-Feb-2008 23:14 Fusko Updated
21-Dec-2016 19:13 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:14 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:16 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
21-Dec-2016 19:20 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Damage, Category, Investigating agency]
03-Dec-2017 09:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Operator, Other fatalities, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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