Preliminary Accident Reports

June 2013 Issue

April 4, 2013, Phoenix, Ariz., Cessna 172S Skyhawk SP

The airplane was substantially damaged when it impacted airport terrain at about 0930 Mountain time during an attempted takeoff. The flight instructor (CFI), student pilot and passenger were uninjured. Visual conditions prevailed. The CFI’s logbook showed about 303 hours; the student had logged about four hours. During the takeoff roll, the airplane began to veer to the right and the CFI instructed the student to correct to the left.

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