NTSB Identification: CHI87DET04.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34760.
Accident occurred Monday, May 18, 1987 in PERU, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N62629
Injuries: 3 Minor.

THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A CROSS COUNTRY VFR FLIGHT AND WAS MAKING A SECOND PRECAUTIONARY LANDING TO AVOID SEVERE WEATHER. ON LANDING THE PILOT LANDED HARD, COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR, EXITED THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER IN SOFT TERRAIN.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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