Monday, September 11, 2017

Cessna 152, N89732, Rocky Mountain Flight School: Accident occurred September 09, 2017 at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC), Denver, Colorado

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Denver, Colorado

Aviation Accident Factual Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

G&M Aircraft Inc:

NTSB Identification: GAA17CA528
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 09, 2017 in Broomfield, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N89732
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 student pilot reported that, while landing in a "strong" crosswind, the airplane touched down on the center line of the runway, but then veered hard to the left. He attempted to correct by using rudder and aileron inputs, but over corrected and the airplane veered sharply to the right and exited the runway. He applied full throttle to abort the landing; however, the airplane veered left across the runway, then continued off the left side of the runway. The airplane continued down an embankment, the nose impacted an "upslope" on the far side of a ditch and the airplane came to rest inverted.

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

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

The automated weather observation system located about 1 mile from the accident site reported, about 15 minutes before the time of the accident, the wind was from 190° at 13 knots; and that about 15 minutes after the time of the accident, the wind was from 210° at 17 knots, gusting to 21 knots. The student pilot landed on runway 12R.

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