NTSB Identification: MIA85LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28877.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 20, 1985 in FROSTPROOF, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4941G
Injuries: 3 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 INSTRUCTOR PLT (CFI) REPORTED THAT WHILE CRUISING AT 2000 FT, THE ACFT ENG BEGAN LOSING POWER. HE ELECTED TO LAND ON A NARROW HIGHWAY THAT WAS BORDERED BY TREES. HE STATED THAT DURING THE LANDING, THE WIND BLEW THE ACFT OFF THE ASPHALT SURFACE, THE NOSE WHEEL ENCOUNTERED SANDY TERRAIN & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, THE ENG WAS REMOVED & PLACED ON AN ENG STAND FOR AN OPERATIONAL CHECK. THE ENG STARTED & RAN TO FULL POWER WITH NO INDICATION OF A FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE CFI REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 180 DEG AT 15 KTS. APRX 15 MI NORTHWEST AT BARTOW, FL, THE 1350 WIND WAS FROM 140 DEG AT 4 KTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED
TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY
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