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Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP, N5256S: Accident occurred June 19, 2022 at Hector International Airport (KFAR), Fargo, Cass County, North Dakota

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; Fargo, North Dakota

Location: Fargo, North Dakota
Accident Number: CEN22LA281
Date and Time: June 19, 2022, 18:00 Local 
Registration: N5256S
Aircraft: Cessna 172S
Injuries: 4 None
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Instructional

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5256S
Model/Series: 172S 
Aircraft Category: Airplane
Amateur Built:
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: KFAR,899 ft msl
Observation Time: 17:53 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles 
Temperature/Dew Point: 38°C /19°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Clear 
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 22 knots / 32 knots, 200°
Lowest Ceiling: None 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 29.66 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed:
Departure Point: Fargo, ND
Destination: Fargo, ND

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 None
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: 3 None 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 4 None 
Latitude, Longitude: 46.922153,-96.816017 (est)

Aircraft nose gear hit first while attempting a landing and bounced.  Pilot executed a go around, landed safely, and taxied to the ramp. The aircraft sustained nose gear, and skin damage. 

Date: 19-JUN-22
Time: 23:00:00Z
Regis#: N5256S
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 172
Event Type: ACCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)

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