NTSB Identification: ATL88LA016.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35518.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 17, 1987 in BROOKVILLE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N737WU
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH THE ACFT BEGAN TO FALL BELOW THE FLIGHT PATH THE PLT DESIRED. REMEDIAL ACTIONS WERE INSUFFICIENT TO CORRECT THE DEVIATION. THE ACFT IMPACTED SHORT OF THE RWY AND COLLAPSED THE LANDING GEAR. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE USE OF 40 DEGREES OF FLAPS INSTEAD OF THE 30 DEGREES USED DURING THE PLT'S TRAINING. THE ACFT WAS OUTFITTED WITH A SET OF CONTROLS THAT ALLOWED THE PLT TO OPERATE THE RUDDER PEDALS BY HAND. THE PLT WAS A PARAPLEGIC AND HAD A REDUCED HEARING ABILITY WHICH SEVERELY RESTRICTED HIS VERBAL COMMUNICATION.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LOWERING OF FLAPS..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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