NTSB Identification: BFO85LA054.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29557.
Accident occurred Monday, July 08, 1985 in THURMONT, MD
Aircraft: CESSNA 172-RG, registration: CGFIE
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.

UPON ENCOUNTERING A LOW CEILING, PRECIPITATION, AND HAZE AT APPROXIMATELY 1500 FEET MSL, THE PLT DESCENDED IN ORDER TO LOCATE A SUITABLE LANDING AREA. THE PLT OBSERVED A GRASS AIRSTRIP BELOW HIM, AND EXECUTED A HARD LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED ONCE, AND DURING THE SECOND TOUCHDOWN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND WAS SEPARATED FROM THE AIRCRAFT. THE AIRPLANE SKIDDED DOWN THE AIRSTRIP, COMING TO REST ON ITS BOTTOM COWLING AND MAIN GEAR.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN

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