NTSB Identification: CHI88LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38387.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 26, 1988 in NEILLSVILLE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5700A
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACFT DEPARTED FROM CONTROLLED FLIGHT AT 150 FEET IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN WHILE TURNING DOWNWIND. ALTITUDE WAS INSUFFICIENT TO EFFECT RECOVERY. AIRCRAFT IMPACTED NOSE DOWN AND LEFT WING DOWN, AND WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE. PATTERN ALTITUDE AT AIRPORT IS 800 FEET AGL. ENGINE FUNCTIONALLY TESTED AFTERWARD AND FOUND NORMAL IN ALL RESPECTS.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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