NTSB Identification: DEN85LA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29443.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 18, 1985 in AURORA, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172 M, registration: N9880V
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 STUDENT PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND ON RUNWAY 14. HE EXECUTED A GO-AROUND BECAUSE THE AIRCRAFT WAS NOT ALIGNED WITH THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT APPLIED FULL POWER AND RAISED THE FLAPS. BECAUSE OF THE FLAP SWITCH DESIGN, WHEN THE PILOT PUT THE FLAP SWITCH IN THE UP POSITION, THE FLAPS RAISED TO THE FULL UP POSITION. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE DIVERTED HIS ATTENTION FROM RAISING THE FLAPS, SETTLED TO THE GROUND AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH.

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

GO-AROUND..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLT CONTROL SYST,WING FLAP CONTROL..OTHER

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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