Soft Field Practice Accident

This was a 172 being flown by a student pilot who was practicing a soft field takeoff. The aircraft was substantially damaged. The student pilot suffered only minor injuries.

No nose wheel.

The right wing tip suffered the most dramatic damage.

The tail structure is broken.

The windscreen is broken with a huge piece missing from the middle.

The left wing tip is damaged.

Note that the prop is really curled forward. This indicates that the engine was developing high power at the time of impact.