Loss of control Accident Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP OD-PMS, Wednesday 13 October 2021
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Date:Wednesday 13 October 2021
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP
Owner/operator:Aeroclub of Lebanon
Registration: OD-PMS
MSN: 172S11250
Year of manufacture:2013
Fatalities:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:Mediterranean Sea, off Halat -   Lebanon
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
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
A Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, OD-PMS, was destroyed when it impacted the waters of the Mediterranean Sea off Halat, Lebanon.
The flight instructor and student pilot onboard were fatally injured. The wreckage was recovered by the Lebanese army on October 16th.

Probable Cause: The crew loss of control of the aircraft during a stall exercise that developed into a full spin from which they could not recover.

Contributing factors:
- Potential medical condition of the IP at the time of the event that could have led to a temporary loss of consciousness.
- Inexperience of the student pilot that could have induced a startle effect.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: MoPW&T
Report number: 
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 4 months
Download report: Final report





Photo: MoPW&T


Revision history:

13-Oct-2021 09:18 gerard57 Added
13-Oct-2021 09:20 gerard57 Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2021 09:21 gerard57 Updated [Aircraft type, Source, Narrative]
13-Oct-2021 11:02 RobertMB Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Narrative]
14-Oct-2021 10:04 gerard57 Updated [Registration, Source, Narrative]
14-Oct-2021 11:03 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Narrative]
14-Oct-2021 12:09 Anon. Updated [Cn]
15-Oct-2021 10:16 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Narrative]
15-Oct-2021 11:12 Mido Updated [Total fatalities]
16-Oct-2021 09:50 gerard57 Updated [Source, Narrative]
16-Oct-2021 20:13 RobertMB Updated [Cn, Narrative]
19-Oct-2021 21:02 Captain Adam Updated [Embed code, Narrative]
18-Nov-2023 22:30 Captain Adam Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Embed code, Narrative, Category, Accident report, Photo]

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