NTSB Identification: ATL87LA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34282.
Accident occurred Friday, June 19, 1987 in MARION, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52575
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ACFT OVERRAN THE RWY END WHILE THE STUDENT PLT WAS ATTEMPTING A NO-FLAP LDG. THE ACFT IMPACTED A BERM AT THE END OF THE RWY AND SUBSEQUENTLY CAME TO REST IN A CREEK. THE STUDENT PLT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT HAD INITIALLY TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT MID-FIELD ON THE TURF RWY, AND THAT THE AIRSPEED WAS ABOUT 75 KTS (NORMAL FINAL APPROACH SPEED IS 65 KTS). THE ACFT 'BALLOONED' AFTER TOUCHDOWN, AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO REDUCE THE AIRSPEED BY LOWERING THE FLAPS 10 DEGREES. HE APPLIED FULL BRAKING AFTER THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN, BUT WAS UNABLE TO PREVENT THE ACFT FROM RUNNING OFF THE END OF THE RWY. HE NOTED THAT THE RWY WAS 'DAMP' AT THE TIME. HE HAD MADE SEVERAL SUCCESSFUL FULL-STOP LDGS ON THIS RWY SHORTLY BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. THE STUDENT PILOT HAD ABOUT 6 HOURS TOTAL SOLO TIME, ALL OF WHICH WAS ACQUIRED IN THIS MODEL ACFT.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LOWERING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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