Thursday, July 06, 2017

Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N602ND, UND Aerospace Foundation: Accident occurred October 06, 2016 at Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport (KIWA), Mesa, Maricopa County, Arizona

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Scottsdale, Arizona

Aviation Accident Final Report - National Transportation Safety Board: 

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Data Summary - National Transportation Safety Board:

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

UND Aerospace Foundation:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA014
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Thursday, October 06, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/2017
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N602ND
Injuries: 3 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 operator reported that, during a training flight, the flight instructor attempted a go-around on runway 30 right. When power was applied, the airplane yawed to the left, struck a runway remaining sign, and bounced off the ground. The flight instructor moved the throttle to idle, and the airplane settled to the ground and rolled onto runway 30 center and then stopped. The airplane sustained substantial damage to the aft fuselage bulkhead and horizontal stabilizer.

The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation. 

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows:

The flight instructor’s delayed remedial action, which resulted in his failure to maintain directional control during a go-around and a runway excursion. 

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