NTSB Identification: DEN87LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32423.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 26, 1986 in RICHARDTON, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N9051H
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor.

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 ATTEMPTED A LANDING ON AN UNLIGHTED DIRT STRIP AT DUSK. HE STATED HE INTENTIONALLY FLEW LOW BECAUSE IT WAS GETTING DARK. ON FINAL APCH ACFT STRUCK TREES AND THEN IMPACTED THE TERRAIN, NOSING OVER.

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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