Loss of control Accident Cessna 172 Skyhawk N6353E, Saturday 29 October 2016
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Date:Saturday 29 October 2016
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172 Skyhawk
Registration: N6353E
MSN: 46453
Year of manufacture:1959
Total airframe hrs:13064 hours
Engine model:Continental O-300-D12
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:near Friday Creek, Matanuska-Susitna County, AK -   United States of America
Phase: Take off
Departure airport:Wasilla, AK (IYS)
Destination airport:Wasilla, AK (IYS)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot was flying the airplane over a remote river valley as his friends and relatives were driving their all-terrain vehicles in the valley. The pilot executed a touch-and-go landing on a gravel bar, and, just after takeoff, the airplane entered a steep climb and turned to the left. During the left turn, the wings of the airplane rolled perpendicular to the ground, and it descended in a near-vertical, nose-down attitude to ground impact. A postaccident examination of the airframe and engine revealed no evidence of mechanical malfunctions that would have precluded normal operation. The flight profile was consistent with the pilot exceeding the airplane's critical angle of attack, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall and loss of control at an altitude too low to allow for recovery.

Probable Cause: The student pilot's exceedance of the airplane's critical angle of attack during a steep climbing turn following a touch-and-go landing, which resulted in an aerodynamic stall at too low of an altitude to recover.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ANC17FA003
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 1 year and 10 months
Download report: Final report


FAA register: http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=N6353E



Photo: NTSB

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30-Oct-2016 08:52 harro Added
30-Oct-2016 09:00 harro Updated [Embed code]
30-Oct-2016 19:21 Anon. Updated [Damage]
31-Oct-2016 21:15 Geno Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Nature, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Sep-2018 17:26 ASN Update Bot Updated [Time, Nature, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Damage, Narrative, Accident report, ]
09-Sep-2018 17:48 harro Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Sep-2018 17:50 harro Updated [Photo]

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