Preliminary Accident Reports

July 2001 Issue

April 01, North Las Vegas, Nev. / Cessna 172

At 14:45 Pacific time, a Cessna 172M struck a fence after aborting a landing attempt on runway 12 at the North Las Vegas Airport. The pilot was not injured. The pilot told investigators the landing was normal but the airplane veered to the right on the rollout. He added left rudder but the airplane continued off the runway. He added power in an attempt to take off and, as the airplane became airborne, it went off the left side of the runway. About 25 minutes before the accident, the wind was reported as 180 at 12 knots. One minute before the accident the wind was reported as 220 at 13, gusting to 20....

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