NTSB Identification: MIA87LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32902.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 14, 1987 in PELAHATCHIE, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172I, registration: N8474L
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 STATED THAT HE WAS PRACTICING EMERG POWER-OFF LANDINGS, WHEN, ON FINAL APCH, REALIZED HE WOULDN'T CLEAR THE TREES LOCATED WEST OF THE RWY. HE THEN CLEARED THEM BY ADDING POWER THOUGHT THE ACFT THEN DESCENDED IN A FLARE ATTITUDE UNTIL CONTACT WITH THE GROUND APRX 200 FEET SHORT OF THE RWY. THE ACFT THEN NOSED OVER & CAME TO REST INVERTED.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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