NTSB Identification: FTW92LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46987.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 25, 1992 in OZONA, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/30/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172L, registration: N9880G
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING THE APPROACH TO AN UNIMPROVED STRIP, THE LEFT WING STRUCK A TREE CAUSING THE AIRPLANE TO TURN SIDEWAYS. THE PILOT DID NOT GET THE AIRPLANE ALIGNED PRIOR TO THE NOSE GEAR IMPACTING THE SOFT DIRT TO THE LEFT OF THE STRIP. SUBSEQUENTLY THE NOSE GEAR SEPARATED AND THE AIRPLANE CAME TO REST INVERTED.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN OBSTACLE CLEARANCE.

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