On June 12, 2001, about 1045 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172M, N12483, registered to an individual, slid off an embankment after landing at a private landing strip near Bennettsville, South Carolina, while on a 14 CFR Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed. The airplane received substantial damage and the private-rated pilot was not injured. The flight originated from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the same day, about 1000. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot stated that landing on runway 12 was normal. Touchdown was in the first 200 feet of runway. He slowed normally and then did a fast taxi to get to the opposite end of the runway. As he approached the opposite end of the runway and began the turn into the parking area, a quartering gust of wind from the back right caused the tail to be pushed to his left and the right wing to be raised. The airplane slid at a 45-degree angle over an embankment.