NTSB Identification: NYC87FA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34243.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 11, 1987 in FERGUSON TWNSHP, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5535E
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT, WHO HAD NOT COMPLETED HIS CHECKOUT IN A CESSNA 172, WAS OBSERVED TO MAKE A LONG LANDING AND LIFT OFF WITH APPROXIMATELY 750 FT OF RUNWAY REMAINING. THE AIRCRAFT WAS OBSERVED TO ENTER A NOSE HIGH PITCH ATTITUDE AND DRIFT INTO A RIGHT TURN. THE AIRPORT HAS LEFT TRAFFIC FOR THE RUNWAY BEING USED. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED ITS RIGHT TURN IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE AND THEN WAS OBSERVED TO ROLL VERY SHARPLY TO THE LEFT. THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA. WINDS WERE FROM 180 DEGREES AT 10 GUSTING TO 13 KNOTS.

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

AIRSPEED(VS)..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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