NTSB Identification: CHI87LA143.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33940.
Accident occurred Friday, June 12, 1987 in PRAIRIE DUCHIEN, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4691G
Injuries: 4 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.

WHILE IN CRUISE FLIGHT, TAPE WHICH WAS HOLDING A PIECE OF PLEXIGLASS OVER THE CRACKED WINDSHIELD CAME LOOSE. THE WINDSHIELD LIFTED UP AND THE PILOT WAS NOT ABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE. DURING THE FORCED LANDING IN A SOFT FIELD. THE NOSE GEAR SHEARED OFF.

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

WINDOW,FLIGHT COMPARTMENT WINDOW/WINDSHIELD..SEPARATION

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

MAINTENANCE,MAJOR REPAIR..INADEQUATE..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

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

MAINTENANCE,REPLACEMENT..NOT PERFORMED..COMPANY MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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