NTSB Identification: CHI85FET01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28502.
Accident occurred Friday, May 03, 1985 in VALPARAISO, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172 M, registration: N23388
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PLT DEPARTED THE GRIFFITH ARPT ON A LOCAL FLT & PROCEEDED TO TWO OTHER ARPTS TO PRACTICE LANDINGS. HE FLEW TO THE STARKE COUNTY ARPT & MADE 5 OR 6 LANDINGS, THEN WENT TO THE PORTER COUNTY ARPT. AFTER THE 5TH TOUCH-&-GO, HE PREPARED TO TAKEOFF BY RETRACTING THE FLAPS & INSURING THAT HE HAD MIXTURE RICH, CARB HEAT OFF & THROTTLE FULL FORWARD. HOWEVER, AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE ACFT DID NOT SEEMED TO CLIMB NORMALLY. HE RECHECKED ALL CONTROLS & EVERYTHING SEEMED TO BE IN THE NORMAL POSITION, BUT THE ACFT WAS NOT CLIMBING. BEFORE HE INITIATED AN EMERG LANDING, THE RGT WING STRUCK THE GROUND & THE ACFT CRASHED. NO PREIMPACT PART FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION WAS FOUND.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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