NTSB Identification: NYC84LA251.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25993.
Accident occurred Monday, July 23, 1984 in BLOOMSBURG, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA C172, registration: N2627L
Injuries: 2 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 ACFT WAS DITCHED IN A RIVER DURING AN ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND. THE PLT SAID HE APPROACHED THE ARPT WITH FULL FLAPS AT ABOUT 70 MPH. DURING THE ABORTED LANDING HE APPLIED FULL POWER AND THEN EXPERIENCED A SUDDEN LOW LEFT WING, A MUSHY CONTROL FEELING AND A LOSS OF AIRSPEED. THE PLT PUSHED THE NOSE DOWN SHARPLY. THE PLT SAID THAT DURING HIS ATTEMPTS TO REGAIN CONTROL THE ENGINE QUIT. THE PLT SAID HE CONCENTRATED ON KEEPING THE WINGS LEVEL AND RAISING THE NOSE FOR A WATERLANDING. THE ACFT NOSED UNDER AFTER TOUCHDOWN. THE PLT STATED THAT HE BELIEVES HIS MISHANDLING OF THE ACFT CAUSED THE STALL AND ENGINE FAILURE.

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:

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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