NTSB Identification: ATL87LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32101.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 08, 1986 in EAST LIVERPOOL, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/08/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N54067
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

RWY REPAIR WAS IN PROGRESS. THE RWY WAS CLOSED & BATTERY POWERED LIGHTS WERE LEFT TO MARK A 5 INCH DEEP DITCH THAT CROSSED THE RUNWAY. ARPT & RWY LIGHTS WERE LEFT OFF. THE FBO CONTINUED TO RENT ACFT FOR OPERATIONS FROM THE ARPT. THE PLT DEPARTED ON A 28 MI FLT FOR DINNER. THOUGH HE WAS AWARE THAT THE RWY WAS CLOSED & THE ARPT LIGHTS WOULD NOT BE OPERATING, HE ATTEMPTED TO LAND AT 2215 EDT. THE ACFT'S LANDING LIGHT WAS INOP. DURING THE LANDING FLARE, THE CESSNA COLLIDED WITH A DISABLED ACFT (A PIPER PA-31). THE PA-31 HAD BEEN LANDED AT THE UNLIGHTED ARPT & ITS NOSE WHEEL COLLAPSED WHEN IT STRUCK THE DITCH.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT





Contributing Factors

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..FBO PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT OF OTHER AIRCRAFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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