Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N734VH, registered to a private individual: Accident occurred November 22, 2017 at Maple Lake Municipal Airport (KMGG), Wright County, Minnesota

The National Transportation Safety Board did not travel to the scene of this accident.

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Aviation Accident Preliminary Report - National Transportation Safety Board:

Location: Maple Lake, MN
Accident Number: CEN18LA056
Date & Time: 11/22/2017, 1200 CST
Registration: N734VH
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N
Injuries: 3 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General Aviation - Personal 

On November 22, 2017, about 1200 central standard time, a Cessna 172N airplane, N734VH, registered to a private individual, was substantially damaged after a landing gear collapse and runway excursion at the Maple Lake Municipal Airport (MGG), Maple Lake, Minnesota. the pilot and 2 passengers were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a flight plan was not filed. The flight was being conducted under the provisions of Federal Code of Regulations Part 91. The flight originated at 1100 from the Cumberland Municipal Airport (UMB), Cumberland, Wisconsin, and MGG was its destination.

The pilot initially reported that while landing on runway 28, the landing gear collapsed and the airplane departed runway. The pilot reported that he thought that the landing gear collapsed upon landing and he lost control on the runway.

Examination of the accident site and aircraft revealed that the airplane touched down on runway 28 and slid onto the grass about 1,000 feet beyond the touchdown point. The aircraft crossed over a taxiway and then impacted a hangar. The total distance traveled by the airplane was about 2,100 feet from touchdown to impact with the hangar.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Manufacturer: CESSNA
Registration: N734VH
Model/Series: 172N N
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None 

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: Visual Conditions
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: MGG, 1028 ft msl
Observation Time: 1153 CST
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: -5°C / -9°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 4900 ft agl
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 5 knots, 190°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 5500 ft agl
Visibility:  10 Miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.21 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Cumberland, WI (UMB)
Destination: Maple Lake, MN (MGG) 

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 2 None
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 3 None
Latitude, Longitude: 45.236111, 93.985556 (est)

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