Monday, February 03, 2020

Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N739XT: Accident occurred January 31, 2020 at Crystal River Airport (KCGC), Citrus County, Florida

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida

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NTSB Identification: ERA20CA093
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, January 31, 2020 in Crystal River, FL
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N739XT

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 on departure lost control and veered off runway, went into a drainage area and flipped over. 

Date: 31-JAN-20
Time: 19:10:00Z
Regis#: N739XT
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

Citrus County Sheriff's Office
January 31st

Citrus County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the Crystal River Airport in reference to a plane crash. When deputies arrived on scene they located a small plane that had flipped over off the runway.

A student pilot is believed to have lost control of the aircraft on takeoff. There are no reported injuries and removal of the aircraft is expected to be completed.

The pilot of a  Cessna 172N Skyhawk able to walk away Friday after crashing.

“It went nose over and flipped into the drainage retention (pond),” said Citrus County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Cortney Marsh of the crash at the Crystal River Airport.

The student pilot crashed the plane during takeoff, according the the Citrus County Sheriff's Office website. Citrus County Rescue received notice of the accident at 2:06 p.m.

She said there was no fuel leakage from the crashed plane, no flames, or smoke, and the pilot, the only person onboard, got out “with no apparent injuries.” Nonetheless, paramedics were at the scene evaluating the pilot.

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  1. Before long, all the old planes will be gone. Hacks.

  2. I want those McCauley wheels when you guys are done towing that away!!!

  3. That one will be flying again, just needs a new seat covering and stopped engine inspection.