NTSB Identification: CHI88LA078.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37903.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1988 in SEBEWAING, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N66717
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.

THE PLT RPRTD THAT WHEN HE LANDED, THE ACFT BOUNCED TWICE & WENT STRAIGHT FORWARD FOR ABOUT 200 FT. WHEN HE APPLIED BRAKES, THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WENT OFF THE RUNWAY & INTO A DITCH WHERE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PLT BELIEVED THE LEFT BRAKE LOCKED UP WHEN HE APPLIED BRAKES, BUT NO BRAKE FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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