NTSB Identification: CHI85LA225.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28080.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 05, 1985 in LANCASTER, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 175B, registration: N8243T
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 PLT WAS UNAWARE THAT THE TAXIWAY DID NOT CONTINUE TO THE APPROACH END OF RWY 28. HE FAILED TO SEE THE TURN IN THE TAXIWAY AND THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE END OF THE TAXIWAY WHERE IT CONTACTED A DITCH. THE TAXIWAY WAS NOT LIT (NOR WAS IT REQUIRED TO BE). IT WAS A DARK NIGHT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL LOOKOUT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,TAXIWAY LIGHTING..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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