NTSB Identification: LAX86LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30200.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 26, 1985 in FULLERTON, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N98954
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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.

DURING AN INSTRUCTIONAL FLT THE STUDENT PLT, WHO HAD A TOTAL OF 5 HRS OF FLT TIME, ATTEMPTED TO LAND WITH THE FLAPS EXTENDED TO THE 20 DEG POSITION. THE ACFT BALLOONED, & THE CFI TOOK CONTROL & ELECTED TO COMPLETE THE LANDING. INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINED & THE ACFT OVERRAN ITS END, TRAVERSED A DRAINAGE DITCH AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE. THE CFI REPORTED THAT, MECHANICALLY, THE ACFT WAS IN PROPER WORKING CONDITION. HE ALSO STATED THAT HE WAS UNAWARE OF THE EFFECT REMOVING THE 20 DEG OF FLAPS WOULD HAVE ON THE ACFT'S STOPPING DISTANCE, SO HE LEFT THE FLAPS EXTENDED.

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

ELEVATOR..EXCESSIVE..DUAL STUDENT

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..DUAL STUDENT

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)




Contributing Factors

SUPERVISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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