NTSB Identification: CHI88LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37611.
Accident occurred Friday, March 25, 1988 in MADISON, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N73954
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 PILOT WAS LANDING ON THE 40 FOOT WIDE RNWY IN A 10-12 KNOT X-WIND. HE STATED HE HAD LITTLE RNWY REFERENCE IN THE DARK NIGHT DUE TO A VERY FADED RNWY CENTERLINE. THE ACFT RAN OFF THE HARD SURFACE INTO THE MUD, RAN INTO A DEPRESSION IN THE SOIL AND NOSED DOWN.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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