NTSB Identification: CHI85LA387.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28725.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 28, 1985 in HASTINGS, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N3025S
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 PILOT WAS COMPETING IN A SPOT LANDING CONTEST. THE AIRCRAFT WAS REPORTEDLY OBSERVED ABOUT 4 TO 5 FEET AGL AND SLOW JUST BEFORE IT CONTACTED THE GRASS RUNWAY. THE NOSEGEAR FAILED, DUG INTO THE GROUND, RESULTING IN A NOSE OVER.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..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:

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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