NTSB Identification: LAX88LA313.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36529.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 08, 1988 in FRESNO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N79226
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 PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD MISTAKENLY LINED UP FOR FINAL APPROACH ON TAXIWAY RATHER THAN RUNWAY 29L AS INSTRUCTED. WHEN HE WAS ON SHORT FINAL THE CONTROL TOWER INFORMED HIM OF HIS MISTAKE. WHILE MANEUVERING TO LINE UP ON RUNWAY 29L, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE RUNWAY.

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

MANEUVER..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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