NTSB Identification: CHI87FA212.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34857.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 02, 1987 in GENOA, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2295Y
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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 PLT MADE A STRAIGHT-IN APCH TO LAND AT DUSK ON AN UNLIGHTED SOD RWY. HE STATED HE LOWERED 10 DEG OF FLAPS APRX 2 MI FM THE RWY. WHILE ON FINAL APCH, WITH THE POWER SET AT APRX 1800 RPM, THE ACFT BEGAN TO SETTLE. THE PLT SAID HE APPLIED FULL POWER, BUT IT CONTD IN A FLAT DSCNT & TOUCHED DOWN IN SOFT TERRAIN SHORT OF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE NOSE GEAR SHEARED OFF, THE RGT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED & THE LEFT WING TIP, PROP & FUSELAGE WERE DAMAGED.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..UNAVAILABLE

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