NTSB Identification: MKC87LA032.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31889.
Accident occurred Sunday, December 14, 1986 in PINE BLUFF, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N75579
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 STATED HE HAD FLOWN OVER TREES FROM THE SOUTHEAST AND DESCENDED TO 50 FT. UPON SEEING TREES IN FRONT OF THE ACFT HE TURNED LEFT, AWAY FROM THE TREES. THE LEFT WING TOUCHED THE GROUND FOLLOWED BY THE NOSE GEAR. THE ACFT THEN FLIPPED FORWARD TO THE INVERTED POSITION.

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

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

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

BUZZING..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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