NTSB Identification: DEN89LA022.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38072.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 22, 1988 in PEYTON, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N9062H
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

A PRACTICE TOUCH AND GO LANDING WAS BEING MADE ON RWY 15, WITH WINDS REPORTED AS GUSTING TO 20 KNOTS. DURING THE TAKEOFF, THE WING FLAPS WOULD NOT RETRACT AND THE AIRCRAFT CLIMBED TO 15 FT AGL. THE PILOT SAID HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND AFTER FLYING 500 YARDS AND FINDING NO INCREASE IN AIRSPEED OR ALTITUDE. WITNESSES REPORTED THAT THE AIRCRAFT FLEW NOSE HIGH, THEN THE RIGHT WING DIPPED AND STRUCK THE GROUND. THE ACFT NOSED OVER AND CAME TO REST 1,500 FEET FROM THE END OF THE RWY. A POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION REVEALED THAT THE WING FLAP CIRCUIT BREAKER WAS TRIPPED, AND THE WING FLAP ACTUATING SWITCH WAS 'REVERSED.' THE SWITCH HAD TO BE HELD IN THE 'UP' POSITION TO RETRACT THE FLAPS. IT WAS NOT NECESSARY TO HOLD THE SWITCH DOWN TO FULLY EXTEND THE FLAPS. THE PLT SAID THAT THIS PROCEDURE DISTRACTED HIS ATTENTION DURING THE TAKEOFF.

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,WING FLAP CONTROL..DISABLED

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:

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,CIRCUIT BREAKER..POPPED/TRIPPED



Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ELECTRIC SWITCH..INCORRECT


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE,INSTALLATION..IMPROPER..OTHER MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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