NTSB Identification: ANC89FA028.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37521.
Accident occurred Friday, December 30, 1988 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N3752F
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE 103 HOUR PRIVATE PILOT WAS IN THE PROCESS OF DEMONSTRATING HIS CESSNA 172 CONVENTIONAL GEAR AIRPLANE (TAIL-DRAGGER) TO A PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER, WHEN HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING AND NOSED-OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE HAD JUST TOUCHED DOWN IN A THREE-POINT ATTITUDE ON HIS FIRST TOUCH AND GO LANDING, WHEN THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO GO THE LEFT. HE CORRECTED TO THE RIGHT, AND THOUGHT HE HAD REGAINED CONTROL, WHEN THE AIRPLANE SUDDENLY VEERED FURTHER TO THE RIGHT. HE ATTEMPTED TO TAKE OFF, BUT WENT OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED-OVER AFTER STRIKING A SNOW BANK.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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