Preliminary Accident Reports

February 2002 Issue

Nov. 02, Argyle, N.Y. / Cessna Skyhawk

At about 14:10 eastern time, a Cessna 172D crashed while returning to land at Argyle Airport. The pilot was not injured. The pilot said the oil access door popped open shortly after takeoff when he was at about 150 feet agl. He decided to return for a landing and made a left turn toward the airport. He said the airplane then “lost lift” because of strong wind and the airplane struck the ground about ½-mile from the approach end of runway 21. Wind at an airport eight miles away was reported as 190 degrees at 14 knots, gusting to 18 knots. ...

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