NTSB Identification: ATL88LA160.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36760.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 01, 1988 in GILBERT, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5085K
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 AIRPLANE OVERRAN RWY 23 DURING LDG AND NOSED OVER. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE LDG AFTER INITIALLY LANDING LONG ON THE RWY. AS THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO CLIMB HOWEVER, HE REALIZED THAT IT WOULD NOT CLEAR OBSTACLES LOCATED PAST THE END OF THE RWY. HE SUBSEQUENTLY ABORTED THE TAKEOFF AND LANDED AGAIN. THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN IN A WHEAT FIELD AT THE END OF THE RWY, WHERE THE NOSEWHEEL DUG INTO SOFT TERRAIN. A NEARBY WX OBSERVATION STATION REPORTED WINDS FROM 040 DEGREES AT 12 KTS, SHORTLY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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