NTSB Identification: CHI87LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33378.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 14, 1987 in CHARLEVOIX, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8896B
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.

UPON LANDING THE NOSE WHEEL BUCKLED AFTER STRIKING A SNOWBANK AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER. PILOT REPORTED THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE NOSE WHEEL ALTHOUGH INSPECTION OF THE NOSE WHEEL AFTER THE ACCIDENT DID NOT REVEAL ANY MALFUNCTION.

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..SNOWBANK

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