Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Cessna 172P Skyhawk II, N54222: Accident occurred April 02, 2019 at Oconee County Regional Airport (KCEU), Clemson, South Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office; South Carolina

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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA194
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 02, 2019 in Clemson, SC
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N54222

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

Veered off the runway.

Date: 02-APR-19
Time: 21:20:00Z
Regis#: N54222
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172P
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91

A person was hospitalized Tuesday after a plane that was taxiing down a runway at the Oconee County Airport in Seneca blew over, according to Fire Chief Charlie King.

The incident happened around 5:15 p.m. at the airport in Seneca.

The left wing of the single-engine plane was heavily damaged, and some other debris from the front of the plane was scattered nearby.

"It wasn't really a crash," King said. "A gust of wind caused the plane to blow over on its nose. The plane was sort of pushed to one side, and one person inside was taken to the hospital as a precaution."

Two people were aboard the plane when it blew over, King said.

The identities of the occupants have not been made public. It's also not yet known where the plane departed from or whether the Oconee County Airport was the passengers' intended destination.

King said a small amount of fuel leaked from the plane but that firefighters removed it.

The airport remains open, King said.

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Anonymous said...

Wow! That will not buff out!

Anonymous said...

I was scheduled to check out in a 172 today but cancelled due to windy conditions. Winds were gusting to over 30 mph. If the wind is more than 5 mph, I position the flight controls while taxiing or during takeoff to prevent the wind from flipping me. High wings are more prone than low wings.

Anonymous said...

I call BS on this story.

Anonymous said...

Security camera video tells a different story. Student XC landing with no xwind correction, late go around.