Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cessna 172, N6344E: Accident occurred May 12, 2021 near Johnson City Airport (0A4), Washington County, Tennessee

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed.

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

Additional Participating Entity:
Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Nashville, Tennessee

Location: Johnson City, TN
Accident Number: ERA21LA214
Date & Time: May 12, 2021, 17:45 Local
Registration: N6344E
Aircraft: Cessna 172
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

On May 12, 2021, about 1745 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172 airplane; N6344E, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident in Johnson City, Tennessee. The student pilot was not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

The student pilot was on a solo flight. He had flown earlier from Johnson City Airport (0A4), Johnson City, Tennessee to Greeneville Municipal Airport (GCY), Greeneville, Tennessee, and had returned to 0A4 for a full stop landing.

According to the student pilot, he touched down on runway 22 at 0A4 approximately 1/3 of the way down the runway. After touchdown, he shut off the carburetor heat and retracted the flaps. He then applied both brakes, but only the right brake engaged. The airplane then began to veer to the right. He tried the left brake again, but nothing happened, so he released the brakes and initiated a go-around. However, he was not able to gain enough altitude to clear a tree at the end of the runway. The airplane impacted the tree with the right wing and eventually came to rest in an inverted position, and he was able to exit the airplane without injury.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N6344E
Model/Series: 172 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built: No
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: VMC 
Condition of Light: Day
Observation Facility, Elevation: KTRI,1525 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 8 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 14°C /2°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 150°
Lowest Ceiling: Broken / 9000 ft AGL 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.22 inches Hg
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Greeneville, TN (GCY)
Destination: Johnson City, TN

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries:
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 None
Latitude, Longitude: 36.363717,-82.309026 (est)

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