NTSB Identification: FTW86FQG03.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30878.
Accident occurred Friday, November 08, 1985 in WESTBROOK, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N733SG
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE ACFT NOSED OVER DURING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON ROUGH TERRAIN. THE PLT REPORTED THAT AT APRX 600 FT AGL, A GRADUALDECREASE IN RPM WAS EXPERIENCED. CARB HEAT WAS APPLIED FOR ABOUT 15 SECS BUT WAS REMOVED WHEN THE RPM DECREASE CONTINUED. A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE DURING WHICH THE NOSE GEAR CONTACTED A TREE STUMP, COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. POST ACCIDENT INSPECTION OF THE ENG FAILED TO DISCLOSE ANY MECHANICAL FAILURE/MALFUNCTION. THE ONLY DISCREPANCY NOTED WERE SOOT COVERED SPARK PLUGS.

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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