NTSB Identification: ATL89LA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38456.
Accident occurred Thursday, November 03, 1988 in ROGERSVILLE, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/24/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N734ZM
Injuries: 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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS FERRYING THE AIRPLANE TO OBTAIN SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE. UPON ARRIVAL OVER THE ARPT, HE FOUND THAT THE ONLY RWY WAS CLOSED FOR MAINTENANCE. HE THEN ELECTED TO LAND ON A TAXIWAY. HE MADE A SHORT-FIELD LDG AND APPLIED THE BRAKES 'FIRMLY' AFTER TOUCHDOWN. BOTH TIRES BLEW OUT DURING THE LDG ROLL, AND HE LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT. THE ACFT COLLIDED W/ A PARKED TRUCK AND A FENCE. EXAM OF THE ACFT TIRES REVEALED THAT THEY HAD BLOWN OUT AS A RESULT OF EXCESSIVE BRAKING. THE DISTANCE FROM THE TAXIWAY ENTRANCE AT THE RWY EDGE TO THE TRUCK WAS APPROXIMATELY 500 FT. SEVERAL HANGARS & OTHER OBSTACLES WERE LOCATED OFF THE END OF THE TAXIWAY ALONG THE ACFT'S INITIAL DIRECTION OF TRAVEL. EXAM OF A CESSNA 172N INFO MANUAL REVEALED THAT ABOUT 500 FT WAS REQUIRED FOR THE LDG ROLL GIVEN THE CONDITIONS REPORTED BY THE PLT. A NOTAM (D) WHICH ADVISED OF THE CLOSED RWY WAS ISSUED 2 DAYS EARLIER, AND WAS IN EFFECT AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

NOTAMS..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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