NTSB Identification: MKC85FCQ05.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28636.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 10, 1985 in MANHATTAN, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N3201V
Injuries: 2 Serious.

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 ACFT CONTACTED THE TERRAIN APRX 175 YDS SHORT OF RWY 21 AND APRX 50 FT RIGHT OF THE CENTERLINE. A WITNESS REPORTED THE ACFT APPEARED SLOW ON FINAL APCH AND IT WAS ROLLING SLIGHTLY FROM SIDE TO SIDE. THE NOSE OF THE ACFT THEN SUDDENLY DROPPED AND THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND, NOSING OVER. THE PLT DOES NOT RECALL ANY OF TE EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE ACCIDENT. THE PLT'S HUSBAND WHO HAD RECENTLY RECEIVED 2 HRS OF FLT TRAINING WAS SEATED IN THE LEFT SEAT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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