NTSB Identification: MKC86LA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31921.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 30, 1986 in HAYES CENTER, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N75571
Injuries: 3 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.

WHILE EN ROUTE, THE PLT ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WX CONDITIONS. HE STATED THAT HE FOUND HIMSELF ABOVE AN OVERCAST WITH VISIBILITIES DECREASING. HE SAW A HOLE IN THE CLOUD LAYER AND DESCENDED THRU IT. HE STATED THAT WX CONDITIONS WERE BAD BELOW THE CLOUD LAYER WITH THE VISIBILITY ABOUT 1 MILE IN FOG. THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD. AFTER TOUCHING DOWN, HE NOTICED THAT HE HAD SELECTED A RECENTLY PLOWED, SOFT FIELD. THE ACFT ROLLED A SHORT DISTANCE, THEN PULLED SIDEWAYS AND NOSED DOWN, CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE NOSE COWLING AND RIGHT WING.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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