NTSB Identification: MKC86LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32359.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 20, 1986 in ARKANSAS CITY, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N80282
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 WAS LANDING ON HIS PRIVATE SOD STRIP WHICH HAD TALL GRASS ALONG THE EDGES. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, HE ATTEMPTED TO PICK UP SOME PAPERS THAT HAD FALLEN ON THE COCKPIT FLOOR. WHEN HE LOOKED BACK UP, THE ACFT HAD DRIFTED TO THE LEFT. THE LEFT WING CONTACTED TALL JOHNSON GRASS BESIDE THE STRIP, THEN THE ACFT VEERED FURTHER LEFT & NOSED OVER.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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