NTSB Identification: NYC88LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36265.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 04, 1987 in NORFOLK, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N53461
Injuries: 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.

THE PILOT OF THE CESSNA 172 WAS MAKING HER THIRD TAKEOFF, HAVING MADE TWO PRIOR TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS TO A FULL STOP, WHEN SHE EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF POWER. THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY AND WAS OBSERVED TO PORPOISE SEVERAL TIMES PRIOR TO BREAKING OFF THE NOSE WHEEL IN SOFT DIRT AND FLIPPING OVER. THE ENGINE TEST-RAN SATISFACTORILY AFTER THE ACC. THE PILOT RPTD THAT AFTER THE ENG LOST PWR SHE RETARDED THE THROTTLE AND CARB HEAT. THE CARB HEAT CONTROL WAS FOUND IN THE FULL ON POSITION.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ELEVATOR..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PORPOISE/PILOT-INDUCED OSCILLATION..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CARBURETOR ICING CONDITIONS

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