Cessna 172 Crash

October 12, 2008

Orlando, Florida

One of the most tragic videos I have. This is a Cessna 172 carrying an instructor and his students. After total engine failur, the instructor decides to land on a golf course. He overshoots the approach, catches some power lines, and impacts a pole. The instructor dies immediately; the student recovers completely.

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25 Responses to “Cessna 172 Crash”

  1. umahuma4 on October 12th, 2008 7:19 am

    When he crashed …
    When he crashed into the poll, TOTAL OWNAGE!!! LOL!

  2. mjok2004 on October 12th, 2008 7:19 am

    The worse thing …
    The worse thing about this is there is a perfectly good landing on the golf course come in there full flaps at min speed and plenty of room to survive .

  3. Rafal34671 on October 12th, 2008 7:19 am

    rip XD
    rip XD

  4. Alexinindy07 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    never trust a …
    never trust a cessna fuel gauge…

  5. choices234 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    no one asked …
    no one asked because it’s in the description lol

  6. flyguy281 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Instructor died, …
    Instructor died, student survived.

  7. tomcataircraft on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    What about the …
    What about the pilots? Did they survive? Any sever injury? How came that nobody ask such kind of questions?

  8. smity873 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    What avaiation …
    What avaiation school was this at? i am off to florida soon for my ppl

  9. freakybuzz on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    I’ve seen this vid …
    I’ve seen this vid before, and I didn’t know that was the cause of the engine failure. How sad to think this all happened over someone either trying to save a few bucks or not being up to speed on their maintenance logs.

  10. treasure697 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    I looked up this …
    I looked up this crash on the AOPA site. The oil hose that burst had been on the engine for 23 years, and was supposed to be replaced every 5 years. How in the world does that happen?

  11. mjok2004 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Yes that is correct …
    Yes that is correct I have never overloaded an aircraft. I correctly use my weight and balance charts. Anyone that overloads an aircraft should be aware that the induced drag from the increased angle of attack required to take off heavy outweighs the lift gained might get off but as soon as you leave ground effect you’ll be comming back down again. not a matter of arrogant matter of do the right thing and stay alive forever 🙂

  12. bg11215 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    don’t be a …
    don’t be a mjok…oops, too late!

  13. Transam941 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    I was looking at …
    I was looking at the loading graph in the 182R POH, and it says 120 pounds max for cargo station B, and 80 pounds max for cargo staion C. So probably way less in a 150, probably 70 in a Skyhawk.

  14. enforcer254 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    For the Cessna 172 …
    For the Cessna 172 and the 150 series, and all other smaller, single-engine craft like that in the Cessna family, the maximum weight for cargo is 170 pounds. If you overload it, the plane will be trying to generate too much lift and it may crash or not takeoff/land properly.

  15. Transam941 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    yeah he would be a …
    yeah he would be a somewhat decent pilot by not overloading the airplane. The average pilot knows better than to overload an airplane. And he wasnt being arrogant but truthful.

  16. Transam941 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    Thank you for being …
    Thank you for being intelligent on wing aerodynamics. People think a stall is the engine, I can understand why they would think that. It es me off when they sit their and argue with you.

  17. cyprixx on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    mjok2004,Don’t know …
    mjok2004,Don’t know where you’re from, but you sound like an arrogant jerk. Don’t know what makes you the expert, but I’m sure you never overloaded an aircraft huh?

  18. mjok2004 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    That was my point …
    That was my point my friend!

  19. Dandalo383 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    In flying a “stall” …
    In flying a “stall” doesn’t refer to the engine at all. It refers to a condition when there isn’t proper airflow to create “lift”, which is what keeps a plane up there. Actually, an engine out would have been better than being stalled because in a Cessna 172, you still have a lot of glide and full control with no engine power.

  20. mjok2004 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    The aircraft …
    The aircraft appears to be flying in the video! Stalling at 2500 feet is not going to affect it now lol. But just reading what I write and have gathered that you are american and by stall your talking about the engine.
    You yanks crack me up

  21. FlabWagger on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    It was actually …
    It was actually cancelled for maintenence. So I went yesterday. It was awesome.

  22. bbourke85 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    so did it happen to …
    so did it happen to you on saturday?

  23. pbcmbeez22 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    what was the engine …
    what was the engine failure from?

  24. PussiMonsta2007 on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    This plane was 300 …
    This plane was 300 pounds over its MAX wt and it stalled at 2500 ft

  25. FlabWagger on October 12th, 2008 7:20 am

    I hope that dosn’t …
    I hope that dosn’t happen to me on Saturday.

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