Plane crash map Locate crash sites, wreckage and more

N2465H accident description

Kansas map... Kansas list
Crash location 38.332223°N, 96.191111°W
Nearest city Emporia, KS
38.390292°N, 96.171107°W
4.2 miles away
Tail number N2465H
Accident date 18 Jan 2009
Aircraft type Cessna 172S
Additional details: None

NTSB Factual Report

The solo student pilot was performing touch-and-gos to the 4,999 foot long, 100-foot wide asphalt runway in the single-engine, high wing airplane. The winds were stronger than forecasted, yet the pilot elected to perform approaches to the airport anyway. On the second touch-and-go to runway 01, the student pilot stated he encountered a gust of wind and lost control of the airplane. The airplane exited the right side of the runway and impacted terrain in a dirt field resulting in damage to the airplane's firewall. According to the airfield's automated weather report, winds at the time of the accident were estimated to be from 330 degrees at 14 knots gusting to 22 knots. A review of the student pilot's logbook revealed that he was endorsed for the solo flight with a maximum crosswind component of 7 knots.

NTSB Probable Cause

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the wind conditions during the touch-and-go. Contributing to the accident were the gusty crosswinds.

© 2009-2020 Lee C. Baker / Crosswind Software, LLC. For informational purposes only.