NTSB Identification: MKC86LA184.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33470.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 1986 in VICHY, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N738CH
Injuries: 4 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 THAT THE AIRCRAFT'S AMMETER INDICATED THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WAS DISCHARGING WHILE AT CRUISE FIVE MILES WEST OF ROLLA NATIONAL AIRPORT, MISSOURI, AND THAT HE DECIDED TO CONTINUE TO HIS DESTINATION AIRPORT. FIFTEEN MILES EAST OF ROLLA NATIONAL AIRPORT, THE AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED A TOTAL ELECTRICAL FAILURE AND A DECISION WAS MADE TO TURN BACK AND LAND AT ROLLA AIRPORT. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND ON WHAT HE THROUGH WAS A RUNWAY; HOWEVER, IT TURNED OUT TO BE A ROAD AND THE AIRCRAFT GROUND LOOPED INTO A DITCH.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

EMERGENCY PROCEDURE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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