Accident Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP OD-AAB, Thursday 8 July 2021
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Date:Thursday 8 July 2021
Time:c. 13:50
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP
Owner/operator:Open Sky Aviation
Registration: OD-AAB
MSN: 172S11150
Year of manufacture:2012
Fatalities:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Category:Accident
Location:Ghosta, Keserwan district -   Lebanon
Phase: En route
Nature:Private
Departure airport:Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY/OLBA)
Destination airport:Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY/OLBA)
Investigating agency: MoPW&T
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
Narrative:
A Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, registration OD-AAB, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident in Keserwan, Lebanon.
The pilot and two passengers were fatally injured.

The aircraft reportedly veered off the assigned flight course and it ended up crashing into a house and wooded terrain in the Ghosta area.

CFIT, VFR in IMC. Contributing factors including insufficient training, poor weather, low experience, overconfidence, increased stress, and lack of maps.

Accident investigation:
cover
  
Investigating agency: MoPW&T
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 9 months
Download report: Final report

Sources:

https://libnanews.com/en/a-passenger-plane-crash-in-the-ghosta-forest/
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/282532-small-plane-crashes-in-ghosta-leaving-three-casualties
https://www.jpost.com/breaking-news/training-aircraft-crashes-in-lebanon-with-three-on-board-673239
https://today.lorientlejour.com/article/1267799/training-aircraft-crashes-in-lebanon-with-three-on-board-aviation-sources-.html

Final report: http://www.dgca.gov.lb/index.php/en/cessna-172s-ghosta-en

https://assets.gosawa.com/storage/32000/7604/44c499874fd5d44e6a49509bd4f3181d.jpg (photo)

Media:

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Jul-2021 13:05 gerard57 Added
08-Jul-2021 13:07 gerard57 Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Departure airport, Source]
08-Jul-2021 13:12 gerard57 Updated [Location, Source]
08-Jul-2021 13:22 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Cn, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Jul-2021 14:11 Captain Adam Updated [Nature, Embed code, Narrative]
09-Jul-2021 16:28 RobertMB Updated [Nature, Embed code]
11-Nov-2023 13:05 HanayoPlus Updated [Source, Embed code, Narrative]
11-Nov-2023 13:07 harro Updated [Nature, Accident report]

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