Thursday, April 07, 2022

Cessna 172RG Cutlass RG, N9440D: Accident occurred April 06, 2022 at Waterville Robert LaFleur Airport (KWVL), Waterville, Maine

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; Portland, Maine


Location: Waterville, Maine 
Accident Number: ERA22LA181
Accident Number: ERA22LA183
Date and Time: April 6, 2022, 10:05 Local
Registration: N9440D
Aircraft: Cessna 172RG
Injuries: 1 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna 
Registration: N9440D
Model/Series: 172RG No Series Exists 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
Operating Certificate(s) Held: Pilot school (141)
Operator Designator Code:

Meteorological Information and Flight Plan

Conditions at Accident Site: 
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Distance from Accident Site: 
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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: 44.529301,-69.678498 (est)

Aircraft gear collapsed on landing and incurred a propeller strike.  

Date: 06-APR-22
Time: 14:26:00Z
Regis#: N9440D
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172RG
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
Operation: 91
State: MAINE

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