NTSB Identification: CHI84LA321.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25413.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 05, 1984 in HOBART, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2959X
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.

THE PLT FIGURED HE WAS HIGH AND HOT DURING LANDING SO HE SAID HE JUST PUSHED THE NOSE OVER AND FORCED THE ACFT ONTO THE RWY. THE ACFT HIT HARD ON THE NOSE GEAR AND BOUNCED. AFTER RECOVERY THE PLT FOUND THE NOSE GEAR TIRE FLAT AND TAXIIED OFF THE RWY INTO THE SOD WHERE THE ACFT NOSED DOWN DAMAGING THE PROP AND FIREWALL.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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