May 1, 2007, West Chicago, Ill., Cessna 172P


The Student pilot and Flight Instructor were returning from a local training flight. During the attempted landing on Runway 33, the airplane lifted off after touchdown. The instructor reported increasing powerbut the airplane yawed into the left crosswind. The airplane then exited the runway into the grass adjacent to the runway.

The main gear dragged in the grass and the nose gear dug into the ground. The airplane then pivoted to the right and its left wingtip impacted the ground. Reported wind conditions at the time of the accident were from 280 magnetic degrees at 13 knots, gusting to 21 knots.


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