NTSB Identification: MKC86LA092.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30709.
Accident occurred Friday, April 11, 1986 in OMAHA, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N63177
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 PLT STATED HE WAS ATTEMPTING A NIGHT LANDING BUT AFTER REPEATED TRYS HE REQUESTED ASSISTANCE ON THE RADIO. THE PLT FURTHER STATED THAT THE INOPERATIVE LANDING LIGHT COMPOUNDED THE TROUBLE AND HE MADE A HARD THREE POINT LANDING. SUBSEQUENT INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT BY A MECHANIC REVEALED A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF DAMAGE. THE CHIEF PILOT FOR THE FLIGHT SCHOOL STATED THAT THEIR 14CFR141 PILOT SCHOOL CERTIFICATE HAD RECENTLY EXPIRED AND THEY WERE NOT CONTEMPLATING A RENEWAL OPTING INSTEAD TO OPERATE UNDER 14CFR61.

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

LEVEL OFF..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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