NTSB Identification: LAX96LA069.
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Accident occurred Friday, December 08, 1995 in OCOTILLO WELLS, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/1996
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N4203L
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot said that his landing approach was low, and that the aircraft's nosewheel struck a 2-foot-high flood control berm short of the runway and separated from the aircraft. The aircraft then landed on the runway, nosed over, and came to rest inverted, 150 feet east of the berm. There were no mechanical problems.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

the failure of the pilot to maintain a proper glide path on final approach.

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