Monday, April 04, 2022

Cessna 172R Skyhawk, N857CP: Accident occurred April 03, 2022 at Sugar Land Regional Airport (KSGR), Houston, Texas

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; Houston, Texas

Location: Sugar Land, Texas
Accident Number: CEN22LA170
Date and Time: April 3, 2022, 12:45 Local 
Registration: N857CP
Aircraft: Cessna 172R 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N857CP
Model/Series: 172R
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: None
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
Condition of Light:
Observation Facility, Elevation: 
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Distance from Accident Site: 
Temperature/Dew Point:
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Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: / ,
Lowest Ceiling: 
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Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 29.6222,-95.6565 (est)

Aircraft practicing touch and goes, caught by a crosswind and veered off the runway.  

Date: 03-APR-22
Time: 17:45:00Z
Regis#: N857CP
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: UNKNOWN
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
State: TEXAS

SUGAR LAND, Texas (KTRK) -- A single-engine plane veered off the runway after a reported mechanical failure at the Sugar Land Regional Airport on Sunday afternoon, according to police.

The pilot was alone during the flight that ended with the Cessna 172R Skyhawk landing nose-down in the grass. A small fuel leak resulted from the attempted landing.

The plane is owned by Anson Aviation, which is a flight school located at the airport. Officials have not confirmed if the woman is a student or a certified pilot.

The woman is expected to be OK. The runway was temporarily closed, but is now clear.

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