Accident Cessna 172N N19SC, Friday 14 September 2001
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Date:Friday 14 September 2001
Time:08:28 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172N
Owner/operator:Air East Services LLC
Registration: N19SC
MSN: 172 73550
Total airframe hrs:4960 hours
Engine model:Lycoming O-360-A4M
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Sarasota, Florida -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Atlanta-DeKalb Peachtree Airport, GA (PDK/KPDK)
Destination airport:Sarasota-Bradenton Airport, FL (SRQ/KSRQ)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
After landing on runway 32 and taxiing clear of the runway, the airplane nosed over inverted during gusty, high winds.The airplane was positioned on a taxiway oriented 040 degrees magnetic when the event occurred. Winds were reported from 320 degrees magnetic at 34 knots gusting to 46 knots at 0932. The maximum demonstrated crosswind velocity for the airplane, according to its Information Manual, is 15 knots. Examination of the airplane revealed damage to the propeller, wings, and wing struts.

Probable Cause: The pilot's improper in-flight decision to land at an airport with high wind conditions, which resulted in a loss of control on the ground during taxi operations and subsequent nose over of the airplane.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: ATL01LA111
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 11 months
Download report: Final report



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