NTSB Identification: NYC87LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34102.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 01, 1987 in BUTLER, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N79881
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 PERSONAL FLIGHT WITH FOUR OCCUPANTS ON BOARD LANDED ABOUT 40 FEET SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AFTER COMPLETING TWO SUCCESSFUL TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. PILOT STATED THAT THE WIND WAS AT 220 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS.

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:

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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