NTSB Identification: NYC85LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28241.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 16, 1985 in PRINCETON, NJ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N62541
Injuries: 2 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 EXPERIENCED NOSE GEAR DAMAGE FOLLOWING A LOSS OF CONTROL DURING TOUCHDOWN. THE PLT STATED THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE MAIN GEAR AND BOUNCED AS THE NOSE GEAR WAS BEING LOWERED. AFTER THE ACFT PORPOISED SEVERAL TIMES THE PLT WAS ABLE TO REGAIN CONTROL AND THE ACFT SETTLED ONTO THE RWY.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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