NTSB Identification: ATL86LA241.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31539.
Accident occurred Thursday, September 04, 1986 in SMITHFIELD, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3410J
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 REPORTED THAT DURING A PRACTICE LANDING HE FLARED TOO HIGH OFF THE RUNWAY SURFACE. THE PILOT LOWERED THE NOSE, CAUSING THE NOSEWHEEL TO STRIKE THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT LOST CONTROL AND THE ACFT SKIDDED OFF THE LEFT SIDE, DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND FLIPPED INVERTED. THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT ANY AIRCRAFT MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

POWERPLANT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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