NTSB Identification: CHI85LA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27517.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 20, 1985 in PONTIAC, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6450K
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 ACFT NOSED OVER AFTER A LOSS OF CONTROL DURING LANDING ROLL PORTION OF A TOUCH & GO LNDG. THE LOW FLT TIME STUDENT PLT WAS PRACTICING ENDINGS SOLO WHEN CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE ACFT LEFT THE RWY. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS RESETTING THE CARB HEAT & FLAPS DURING THE LNDG ROLL JIST PRIOR TO THE LOSS OF CONTROL. THE ACFT NOSED OVER IN SNOW COVERED GRASS. THE PLT WAS LNDG IN A 10 KT X-WIND FROM THE LEFT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

TOUCH-AND-GO..PERFORMED..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..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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