Saturday, October 8, 2016

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, Skylark Flight Training LLC, N3379E: Accident occurred October 08, 2016 at Ocean Springs Airport (5R2), Jackson County, Mississippi

National Transportation Safety Board - Aviation Accident Factual Report: http://app.ntsb.gov/pdf

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA012
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 2016 in Ocean Springs, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N3379E
Injuries: 2 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 that during landing the airplane "was pushed violently and unexpectedly to the right". She further reported that she immediately tried to correct with rudder, aileron and power inputs simultaneously. The airplane continued to drift farther to the right of the centerline and contacted several trees along the edge of the airport before the airplane landed nose first onto the runway.

The airplane sustained substantial damage to both wings and the fuselage.

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

The pilot reported that the wind at the accident airport was 020 degrees true and 12 nautical miles per hours (knots), and that she was landing on runway 36. The nearest weather reporting station, 9 miles to the northwest, reported wind 360 degrees true and 15 knots.

SKYLARK FLIGHT TRAINING LLC:   http://registry.faa.gov/N3379E



OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) -  Officials responded to Ocean Springs after a plane was forced to make an emergency landing Saturday afternoon.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, a small Cessna plane crashed at the Ocean Springs Airport around 1 p.m.

The pilot had mechanical issues and was able to make an emergency landing.

The pilot was able to walk away from the crash with only minor injuries. 

Source:  http://www.wdam.com

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