NTSB Identification: DEN88LA101.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36120.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 27, 1988 in ENGLEWOOD, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/13/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172Q, registration: N96299
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 PRIVATE PLT PLANNED TO MAKE A FULL STOP LANDING FOLLOWING A PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION FLIGHT. HE MADE ONE GO-AROUND AND ON THE NEXT LANDING, LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. DURING AN ATTEMPT TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND, THE FLAPS WERE RETRACTED AFTER LIFTOFF AND BEFORE SAFE ALTITUDE WAS REACHED. THE NOSE DIPPED AND THE ACFT STRUCK A KNOLL, COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR. THE ACFT SLID 50 FEET AND CAME TO REST NOSE DOWN. THE PLT HAD LOGGED 90 HOURS OF FLIGHT TIME PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. HE HAD FLOWN OVER 9 HOURS ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..PREMATURE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE(FLIGHT SCHEDULE)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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