NTSB Identification: NYC86FA077.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32243.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 20, 1986 in ANDOVER, NJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N739SP
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE STUDENT PLT HAD DIFFICULTY LANDING THE ACFT AND INSTRUCTOR HAD DEVOTED TRAINING SESSION TO LANDING TECHNIQUE. THE DIFFICULTY WAS REPORTED TO BE A TENDENCY TO OVER-FLARE PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN. SATISFIED THE STUDENT HAD CORRECTED HIS PROBLEM AREA, THE THIRD SUPERVISED SOLO FLIGHT WAS ALLOWED. AFTER ONE SUCCESSFUL TAKEOFF AND LANDING THE STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGED THAT HE WOULD LIKE TO TAKEOFF AND LAND ONE MORE TIME. UPON LANDING, THE ACFT OVER-FLARED AND A GO-AROUND WAS ATTEMPTED. THE STUDENT ENTERED A DEPARTURE STALL/SPIN OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED VERTICALLY WITH A FROZEN LAKE BED. THE STUDENT WAS A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN AND HAD BEEN WORKING STEADILY FOR THREE DAYS PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. TOX REPORT INDICATED POSITIVE FOR COCAINE. COCAINE WAS ALSO FOUND IN STUDENT'S PANT POCKET.

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

FLARE..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

CLIMB..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IMPAIRMENT(DRUGS)..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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