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Cessna 172N Skyhawk, N737BW: Accident occurred June 12, 2022 at Minot International Airport (KMOT), Ward County, North Dakota

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Fargo, North Dakota

Aircraft cleared for takeoff and veered off runway. 

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Date: 12-JUN-22
Time: 19:40:00Z
Regis#: N737BW
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: DESTROYED
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91
City: MINOT
State: NORTH DAKOTA


The North Dakota Highway Patrol has released the name of the individual involved in an airplane crash on June 12 at the Minot International Airport.

The person in question has been identified as Jonis Nava, a 24-year-old male from Minot.

Nava, a student pilot, attempted to take off from the Minot International Airport at 2:19 p.m Sunday in a Cessna 172N Skyhawk. According to reports, he was unable to get the aircraft fully airborne, and crashed as a result.

Nava sustained minor injuries, and was transported to Trinity Hospital for treatment.

The aircraft received major damage after colliding with the airport runway.

The incident remains under investigation by the Federal Aviation Administration.

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