Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Cessna 172, N2124E, Joye Aviation Inc: Accident occurred April 03, 2016 in Orangeburg, South Carolina


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA West Columbia FSDO-13

NTSB Identification: GAA16CA181
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 03, 2016 in Orangeburg, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/01/2016
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2124E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot reported while practicing take offs and landings, he made a standard approach and landing to runway 35. On takeoff, he reduced the flaps to zero degrees and he reported that the airplane was under control and over the runway centerline. After he applied full power and right rudder before lifting off the ground, the airplane started turning to the left sharply. He applied additional right rudder, he reduced the power, and applied full brakes. The airplane departed the runway to left into a swamp and nosed over. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the right wing and the firewall.

The pilot verified that there were no preimpact mechanical failures or malfunctions with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation.

The pilot reported that the wind velocity at the accident site was 6 to 7 knots and the wind direction was 330 degrees. The weather reporting facility at the accident site reported that about 3 minutes after the accident time that the wind velocity was 7 knots and the wind direction was 310 degrees.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:
The pilot's failure to maintain directional control during the takeoff, resulting in a runway excursion and a nose over.

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