NTSB Identification: DEN88LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35678.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 08, 1988 in FORT COLLINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N47567
Injuries: 1 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 PRIVATE PLT WAS PERFORMING A NIGHT SOLO TRAINING FLIGHT IN THE LOCAL AREA. AFTER SEVERAL STOP AND GO LANDINGS, THE PLT WAS RETURNING TO HER HOME AIRPORT. AT 6300FT MSL, IN CRUISE FLIGHT, THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE ENGINE QUIT. ATTEMPTS TO RESTART WERE NOT SUCCESSFUL. A FORCED LANDING WAS PERFORMED ON A PLOWED FIELD. AT TOUCHDOWN, THE NOSE GEAR DUG INTO THE SOFT TERRAIN, COLLAPSED, AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. A POST ACCIDENT ENGINE INSPECTION REVEALED NO EVIDENCE TO EXPLAIN THE REPORTED ENGINE FAILURE. DURING A POST ACCIDENT ENGINE RUN, THE ENGINE OPERATED TO 2200 RPM WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS BEING NOTED. AFTER FOUR ENGINE RUNS, SOME DEBRIS WAS REMOVED FROM THE CARBURETOR, AND THE BOTTOM FOUR PLUGS SHOWED SOME LEADING.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..COLLAPSED

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