NTSB Identification: CHI86LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30976.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 26, 1986 in LACON, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N3187T
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.

THE PILOT STATED HE WAS MAINTAINING A STEEP APPROACH ANGLE TO CLEAR TREES AT THE APPROACH END OF THE 2200 FT. RUNWAY. HE FLARED LATE, LANDING HARD AND DAMAGING THE FIREWALL.

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:

FLARE..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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