NTSB Identification: DEN89LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37925.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1988 in DELTA, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N75666
Injuries: 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.

ON A X-COUNTRY FLT, THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A REFUELING STOP AT DELTA, UT. HE TRANSMITTED ON UNICOM FREQ & GOT NO REPLY,BUT NOTED A LIGHT WIND FAVORING RWY 30 & RWY 34. HE ELECTED TO LAND ON RWY 30. HE SAID THAT ON FINAL APCH, HE LOOKED FORTRAFFIC TO RWY 34, BUT WHILE LOOKING, HE FAILED TO KEEP HIS ACFT ALIGNED WITH RWY 30. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT WENT OFF THE RWY AFTER TOUCHDOWN. THE PLT TRIED TO GO AROUND, BUT COULD NOT GAIN ENOUGH SPEED DUE TO BRUSH & SOFT SAND. HE SAW A FENCE AHEAD & 'JUMPED' THE ACFT OVER IT. WHEN THE ACFT SETTLED ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE FENCE, IT TOUCHED DOWN NOSEWHEEL FIRST, THE NOSE GEAR FAILED & THE PLANE NOSED OVER.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..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..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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