NTSB Identification: ATL88LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35578.
Accident occurred Friday, December 11, 1987 in COLUMBUS, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52701
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.

AT 1343 EST, THE STUDENT PLT CONTACTED APCH CTL & ASKED FOR LNDG INFO. HE WAS ADZD TO CONTINUE VFR FOR RWY 31. WHEN HE CONTACTED THE TOWER AT 1347, THE WIND WAS FM 200 DEG AT 13 KTS. TOWER PSNL GAVE HIM THE CHOICE OF RWY 31 OR 28L; HE ELECTED TO LND ON RWY 31. BY THE TIME HE WAS LNDG AT 1352, THE WIND HAD SHIFTED TO THE SSE AT 5 TO 15 KTS. RPRTDLY, THE ACFT WAS HIGH & FAST ON FINAL APCH & IT TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT HALF WAY DOWN THE RWY. THE STUDENT ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE LNDG RATHER THAN GO AROUND. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY. AFTER THE ACFT WENT OFF THE DEP END, IT ENCTRD SOFT TERRAIN & GRASS & THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THE 1350 EST WIND WAS FM 190 DEG AT 5 KTS.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GRASS

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