NTSB Identification: NYC85LA220.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29050.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 24, 1985 in MORRISVILLE, VT
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N3568C
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, A POST MAINTENANCE TEST FLT WAS PERFORMED ABOUT 45 MINS BEFORE THE LANDING OCCURRED. THE PLT STATED THAT HE ALLOWED THE RIGHT SEAT PASSENGER A STUDENT PLT AND OWNER OF THE CESSNA 170, TO FLY AND LAND THE ACFT. UPON LANDING THE PLT NOTICED THE NOSE OF THE ACFT WAS NOT HIGH ENOUGH AND REMINDED THE PASSENGER THAT HE WAS FLYING A TAIL DRAGGER. THE ACFT WAS HOPPING BUT UNDER DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT FOLLOWED BY A GROUND LOOP. POWER WAS APPLIED AFTERWARDS BY THE PASSENGER AND THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A PARKED GLIDER ACFT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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