NTSB Identification: CEN13CA074
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 18, 2012 in Poplar Grove, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/2013
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4811G
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was practicing takeoffs and landings on runway 12. During the landing roll after the third landing, the airplane started to drift to the right and the pilot corrected with rudder. The airplane departed the runway to the right and struck a ditch. During the impact, the left wing struck the ground, resulting in substantial damage to the left wing spar. No preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures were reported that would have precluded normal operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

The pilot’s failure to maintain directional control of the airplane while landing.

Full narrative available

Index for Nov2012 | Index of months