NTSB Identification: NYC87LA083.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34417.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 07, 1987 in CALDWELL, NJ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N4792D
Injuries: 1 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 STUDENT PLT WAS ON HIS 1ST SUPERVISED SOLO FLT. HE STATED THAT DRG A TOUCH-&-GO LNDG, HE CLEANED UP THE ACFT & APPLIED POWER, BUT AS THE SPEED INCREASED, THE NOSEWHEEL BEGAN TO SHIMMY & THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT. THE STUDENT SAID HE SHUT-OFF THE POWER & APPLIED RGT RUDDER, BUT THE ACFT CONTD OFF THE RWY, HIT A SNOW BANK & NOSED OVER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK



Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..VIBRATION

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