NTSB Identification: MKC85LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28543.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 10, 1985 in HAYS, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N98251
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 PLT, WHO WAS TAKING HIS PVT PLT CHK RIDE WITH AN FAA-DESIGNATED EXAMINER, REDUCED POWER PREMATURLY ON FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING AT HAYS. THE ACFT DROPPED, STRIKING THE GROUND IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE, WHICH JAMMED THE NOSE GEAR UPWARDS, DISTORTING AND SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE ACFT'S FIREWALL.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..CHECK PILOT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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