NTSB Identification: FTW86LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31471.
Accident occurred Friday, September 05, 1986 in VICK, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N737XJ
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.

THE PILOT WAS GIVEN INCORRECT INFORMATION AS TO THE LOCATION OF HIS DESTINATION AIRSTRIP. HOWEVER, HE FOUND AN AIRSTRIP AT THAT APPROXIMATE LOCATION. IT WAS A 2500 FOOT GRASS STRIP AS OPPOSED TO THE 3600 FOOT GRASS STRIP WHICH HE WAS EXPECTING. WHILE ON THE FINAL APPROACH HE REALIZED THIS WAS NOT THE CORRECT AIRSTRIP AND ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A GO-AROUND. HE WAS UNABLE TO RETRACT THE FLAPS SOON ENOUGH TO CLIMB OVER THE 60 FOOT POWERLINES AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY. HE TURNED TO AVOID COLLISION WITH THE WIRES AND ALLOWED THE AIRCRAFT TO STALL. THE AIRCRAFT MUSHED INTO A COTTON FIELD AND FLIPPED INVERTED UPON TOUCHDOWN.

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

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..WIRE,TRANSMISSION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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