NTSB Identification: MKC89LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37141.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1988 in WEST MEMPHIS, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N734BK
Injuries: 4 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 SAID HE WAS UNABLE TO ACTIVATE THE RUNWAY LIGHTS ON THE DESIGNATED FREQUENCIES DURING A NIGHT PERSONAL FLIGHT. HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND WITHOUT THE AID OF THE RUNWAY LIGHTS, AND TOUCHED DOWN ON THE FAR END OF THE RUNWAY SUBSEQUENTLY RUNNING OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. A NOTAM HAD BEEN ISSUED DECLARING THE AIRPORT UNUSABLE DURING THE HOURS OF DARKNESS, DUE TO THE AIRPORT'S INSTALLATION OF NEW RUNWAY LIGHTS.

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

NOTAMS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..NOT OPERATING


Contributing Factors

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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