Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Cessna 172K Skyhawk, N78658: Accident occurred June 30, 2019 near Dare County Regional Airport (KMQI), Manteo, North Carolina

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Greensboro, North Carolina

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NTSB Identification: GAA19CA439
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, June 30, 2019 in Manteo, NC
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N78658

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.

Aircraft crashed on departure for unknown reasons.

Date: 30-JUN-19
Time: 18:55:00Z
Regis#: N78658
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

A small plane has crashed into a wooded patch alongside Airport Road north of Manteo on Roanoke Island Sunday afternoon, June 30.

It was reported that there were only minor injuries – cuts and scrapes – among the four occupants of the plane, one pilot and three passengers.

Responders to the scene included Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department, Dare County EMS and Dare County Sheriff’s Department. Both lanes of Airport Road are blocked with first responders and related equipment.

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  1. "Aircraft crashed on departure for unknown reasons."
    Four people on a 172?
    Nothing to see here!

    1. Have flown 172’s plenty of times with four on board .... just need to adjust your fuel load to remain under gross weight .
      Kind of over guessing this instance aren’t you ? Could be a 150 lb pilot and three kids .