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C172

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Aircraft
Name 172 Skyhawk
Manufacturer CESSNA
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Light
APC A
Type code L1P
Engine Piston
Engine count Single
Mass group UNK


Manufacturered as:

AVIONES COLOMBIA 172
CESSNA P172 Skyhawk Powermatic
CESSNA R172
CESSNA Skyhawk Powermatic
CESSNA R172 Hawk XP
CESSNA Mescalero
CESSNA Skyhawk
CESSNA Hawk XP
CESSNA Cutlass
CESSNA T-41 Mescalero
CESSNA 172
CESSNA 172 Skyhawk
CESSNA 172 Cutlass
FMA P-172
REIMS Hawk XP
REIMS FP172
REIMS FR172 Reims Rocket
REIMS Reims Rocket
REIMS Skyhawk
REIMS FR172 Hawk XP
REIMS F172
REIMS F172 Skyhawk


CESSNA 172 Skyhawk

CESSNA 172 Skyhawk

Description

Light utility aircraft. In service since 1956 (172R since 1996). Exists in many civil and military models. Worldwide about 37.000 aircraft built between 1955 and 1985. Non retractable gear. Last major Skyhawk Model CESSNA 172N. Licence production F172 by REIMS, France. New version 172R and 172SP based on the 172N with quiet engines, GPS/IFR GPS and single axis autopilot were put in production in 1996. US-mil. type: T-41 Mescalero as basic trainer and observation aircraft. Note: Has 2 side windows and rounded rear window.

Technical Data

Wing span 10.9 m35.761 ft
Length 8.2 m26.903 ft
Height 2.7 m8.858 ft
Powerplant 1 x 145 HP Continental O-300-A or 1 x 175 HP Continental GO-300-C or 1 x 145 HP Continental O-300-C or 1 x 160 HP Lycoming O-320-H2AD or 1 x 195 HP Continental IO-360-KB piston engine with 2 blade propeller.
Engine model Continental O-300, Continental O-360, Lycoming O-320

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving C172

  • C172, McKinney TX USA, 2003 (BS LOC) (On 8 July 2003, a Cessna 172S on an instructional flight hit a vulture which caused significant structural damage to the left wing. During the attempted forced landing which followed, control of the aircraft was lost and the aircraft crashed into terrain near McKinney TX USA.)
  • C172, Toronto Canada, 2003 (WX HF) (On 9th October 2003, a Cessna 172, suffered loss of power and made a forced landing after experiencing Carburettor Icing, over Toronto, Canada)
  • CRJ7 / C172, Allentown PA USA, 2008 (RI HF) (On 19 September 2008, A Mesa Airlines CRJ-700 making a night take off from Allentown in accordance with its clearance saw an aircraft ahead on the runway whilst accelerating at in excess of 100 knots and responded with a high speed rejected take off, clearing the other aircraft by an estimated 3 metres at approximately 40 knots. It was found that the TWR controller failed to ensure that the just-landed light aircraft had vacated the runway before issuing the take off clearance. This controller was newly recruited and recently certified in-position after supervised experience gained almost exclusively during daylight hours.)
  • E145/C172, Gulfport MS USA, 2011 (LOS HF) (On 19 June 2011, an Embraer ERJ145 being operated by Expressjet AL on a scheduled passenger flight departing Gulfport in day VMC came into close proximity with a privately operated Cessna 172 which had just departed another runway at the same airport which had an extended centreline which passed through the centreline of the runway used by the 145. There was no manoeuvring by either aircraft and no injuries to any occupants.)