NTSB Identification: CHI87LA199.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34407.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 29, 1987 in WHEELING, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N54452
Injuries: 2 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE LNDG WAS NORMAL UNTIL AFTER TOUCHDOWN WHEN THE ACFT BGN TO 'TRACK' TOWARD THE RGT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PLT SAID HE APPLIED LEFT RUDDER, BUT THE ACFT CONTD OFF THE RGT SIDE, WENT INTO A DRAINAGE DITCH WITH STANDING WATER & NOSED OVER.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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