Accident Cessna 172M N73404, Friday 29 December 2000
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Date:Friday 29 December 2000
Time:13:15 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172M
Registration: N73404
MSN: 17267433
Year of manufacture:1976
Total airframe hrs:7027 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-320-E2D
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Farmville, Virginia -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Farmville, VA (FVX)
Destination airport:Charlottesville, VA (CHO)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The student pilot reported that he was on a solo cross-country flight, returning home. He also reported that he used the full length of the runway for takeoff, and the airplane departed the left side of the runway, and struck a cement block. The FAA reported the tracks departed the runway on the opposite side of an intersecting taxiway, about 1600 feet from the beginning of the runway. The tire tracks initially angled off about 20 to 30 degrees to the runway, and then shallowed to become parallel to the runway when the airplane struck a cement block. The tire tracks in the grass were estimated to be about 65 feet long and the cement block was located about 25 feet to the side of the runway. According to the owner's manual the airplane would have required about 630 feet to become airborne.

Probable Cause: the failure of the pilot to maintain directional control.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: NYC01LA063
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report



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