NTSB Identification: LAX84LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24431.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 28, 1984 in SAN JOSE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N7168T
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT OF THE CESSNA 172 REQUESTED CLEARANCE TO RWY 30R & WAS CLEARED AS REQUESTED. WHILE TAXIING, HE WAS CAUTIONED ABOUT TURBULENCE BEHIND A DC-9. THE DC-9 PLTS WERE WAITING TO TAKEOFF ON RWY 30L. THE CESSNA PLT STARTED TO PASS AS THE DC-9 WAS CLEARED ONTO RWY 30L TO HOLD. THE CESSNA ENCOUNTERED JET BLAST FROM THE DC-9 & NOSED OVER.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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