NTSB Identification: ATL87LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33717.
Accident occurred Monday, April 27, 1987 in UNION GROVE, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/05/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4678G
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 PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO MAKE A SOFT-FIELD LDG IN A PLOWED FIELD AT A FRIEND'S FARM. HE HAD NOT LANDED THERE PREVIOUSLY. AFTER INITIAL TOUCHDOWN WAS MADE ON THE MAIN LDG GEAR, THE NOSEWHEEL DUG INTO A RISE IN THE TERRAIN AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER INVERTED. THE PLT NOTED THAT THE FIELD WAS MUDDY AT THE TIME.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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