Accident Cessna 172B Skyhawk N8098X, Monday 29 May 2023
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Date:Monday 29 May 2023
Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna 172B Skyhawk
Registration: N8098X
MSN: 17248598
Year of manufacture:1961
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Divide, CO -   United States of America
Phase: En route
Departure airport:Meadow Lake Airport, CO (KFLY)
Destination airport:Meadow Lake Airport, CO (KFLY)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Information verified through data from accident investigation authorities
On May 29, 2023 about 1245 Mountain Daylight time, a Cessna 172B airplane, N8098X, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Divide, Colorado. The pilot was seriously injured and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

According to both the pilot and passenger, while the airplane was enroute to Falcon, Colorado, the engine began to make a “horrible racket” with an associated partial loss of power. The pilot reported that he was unable to maintain enough altitude to allow them to cross the mountains over to Colorado Springs, Colorado and elected to conduct an off-field landing into grassy terrain. During the landing roll, the nose landing gear collapsed and the airplane nosed over. The fuselage and both wings sustained substantial damage.

The airplane and engine were retained for further examination.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: CEN23LA206
Status: Preliminary report
Download report: Preliminary report


NTSB (photo)



Revision history:

29-May-2023 20:28 Captain Adam Added
29-May-2023 21:49 Captain Adam Updated
31-May-2023 05:39 johnwg Updated

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