NTSB Identification: DEN85LA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27682.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 23, 1985 in GALLUP, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N65184
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.

ON JUNE 23, 1985, A STUDENT PLT FLYING A C-172 DEPARTED THE SIDE OF THE RWY WHOLE LANDING AT GALLUP, NM. HE SAID THAT THE LANDING WAS MADE AT TOO HIGH AN AIRSPEED. UPON DEPARTING THE RWY THE ACFT PROCEEDED INTO A DITCH CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PULL-UP..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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