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Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N8074E: Accident occurred November 21, 2021 at Old Bridge Airport (3N6), New Jersey

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; Teterboro, New Jersey

Investigation Docket - National Transportation Safety Board: 

N8074E LLC 

Old Bridge Flight School LLC

Location: Old Bridge, New Jersey
Accident Number: ERA22LA070
Date and Time: November 21, 2021, 21:46 UTC
Registration: N8074E
Aircraft: Cessna 172N 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N8074E
Model/Series: 172N 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operator: On file
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
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Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Destroyed
Passenger Injuries: 
Aircraft Fire: On-ground
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 40.329887,-74.346787 (est)


  1. just imagine a .... fire extinguisher mounted on the Golf.... just in case. something small gets big real fast

    1. That was my thought too. That and the fact a student with over 30 hours still was not released for solo until here. That alone begs the question if the instructor felt pressure to release the student prematurely. It certainly would not be the first time. Once you get past the 29 hour mark and you still have not been signed off for solo in a benign 172, that's not a good sign of coordination skills (or focused mental skills, or both).

  2. Almost every pilot remembers their first solo. It's a sure thing that *this* guy definitely will remember his.