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Cessna R172K Hawk XP, N5405V: Accident occurred December 16, 2022 at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (KBKV), Hernando County, Florida

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.

Investigator In Charge (IIC): Rayner, Brian

The National Transportation Safety Board traveled to the scene of this accident. 

Additional Participating Entity: 
Mark Keefer; Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Tampa, Florida  

Location: Brooksville, Florida
Accident Number: ERA23LA091
Date and Time: December 16, 2022, 15:15 Local
Registration: N5405V
Aircraft: Cessna R172K 
Injuries: 1 Minor
Flight Conducted Under: Part 91: General aviation - Personal

On December 16, 2022, at 1515 eastern standard time, a Cessna R172K, N5405V, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport (BKV), Brooksville, Florida. The private pilot sustained a minor injury. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

Preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed the pilot was returning from Orlando International Airport (ORL), Orlando, Florida, where he had deplaned a friend. The pilot conducted a “normal” landing to runway 09 at BKV when the airplane started to its left during the landing roll. The pilot attempted to maintain directional control with rudder and brake applications without success.

The airplane did not respond to the pilot’s remedial actions, continued off the left side of the runway, struck a ditch, nosed over, and came to rest inverted with substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.

Weather reported at BKV at the time of the accident included winds from 020° at 4 knots, scattered clouds at 11,000 ft above ground level (agl), and 10 statute miles visibility.

The pilot held a private pilot certificate with a rating for airplane single-engine land. His most recent FAA third-class medical certificate was issued September 12, 2022, and he declared 1,200 total hours of flight experience on that date.

According to FAA and maintenance records, the airplane was manufactured in 1977 and was powered by a Continental IO-360-K 195-horsepower engine. The airplane’s most recent annual inspection was completed on May 5, 2022, at 2,368 total aircraft hours.

Examination of the wreckage by FAA inspectors revealed the nose wheel was separated and the nose gear fork assembly was fractured. Six pieces of the fractured assembly were harvested from the airplane and from along the wreckage path and forwarded to the NTSB Materials Laboratory in Washington, DC for examination.

Aircraft and Owner/Operator Information

Aircraft Make: Cessna
Registration: N5405V
Model/Series: R172K
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: KBKV,65 ft msl 
Observation Time: 20:31 Local
Distance from Accident Site: 0 Nautical Miles
Temperature/Dew Point: 20°C /4°C
Lowest Cloud Condition: Scattered / 11000 ft AGL
Wind Speed/Gusts, Direction: 4 knots / , 20°
Lowest Ceiling: 
Visibility: 10 miles
Altimeter Setting: 30.02 inches Hg 
Type of Flight Plan Filed: None
Departure Point: Orlando, FL (ORL) 
Destination: Brooksville, FL

Wreckage and Impact Information

Crew Injuries: 1 Minor 
Aircraft Damage: Substantial
Passenger Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Fire: None
Ground Injuries: N/A 
Aircraft Explosion: None
Total Injuries: 1 Minor
Latitude, Longitude: 28.473611,-82.455416 (est)

Brooksville, Florida – Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to a call regarding a plane crash at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport around 3:09pm on Friday, December 16th. 

The plane took off at 2:31pm from Orlando, Florida and was traveling to Brooksville, Florida.

The plane veered off runway 9/27 and flipped into a ditch on Taxiway A-5. 

One patient with minor injuries was treated and refused transport to the hospital.  

The airport status was temporarily closed and reopened later in the day.

Hernando County Fire & Emergency Services

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