NTSB Identification: CHI96LA329.
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Accident occurred Sunday, September 08, 1996 in WELLSTON, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 172, registration: N7016T
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 reported that he lost control during landing. After touch down the aircraft veered left after crossing rough road tracks which crossed the grass strip. The left wing hit a scrub tree and then the aircraft main gear hit a tire which marked the runway boundary. The airplane nosed over and came to rest on its top. The pilot reported that the airplane did not have a control or engine problem.

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

The pilot failed to maintain control of the aircraft. Factors were the rough road, the tree, and the tire.

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