NTSB Identification: CHI87LA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35972.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 26, 1987 in LAKEVILLE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172L, registration: N3599F
Injuries: 1 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.

AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD, NOSE WHEEL FIRST, AND COLLAPSED THE NOSE LANDING GEAR TIRE. PIC WAS CONCERNED ABOUT A SHARP KNOCKING NOISE IN THE REAR OF THE AIRCRAFT THAT HE HEARD AFTER LIFTOFF. THE REASON FOR THE NOISE WAS NOT DETERMINED. HE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE FLARED IMPROPERLY.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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