NTSB Identification: CHI88LA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35117.
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 22, 1987 in STAUNTON, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N78705
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.
DURING THE FLARE FOR LANDING THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED TO THE RIGHT AND THE RIGHT WINGTIP CONTACTED THE RUDDERS OF TWO AIRCRAFT PARKED WITH THEIR TAILS 21' AND 23' FROM THE CENTERLINE OF THE RUNWAY. THE WINGSPAN OF THE ACCIDENT AIRCRAFT IS 35'9'. HAD THE PILOT BEEN ABLE TO LAND ON THE CENTERLINE THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN 3' CLEARANCE. ALL THREE AIRCRAFT WERE SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE
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