NTSB Identification: ATL85FID01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27859.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 04, 1984 in NORFOLK, VA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N70554
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 PLT WAS MAKING HIS LANDING APCH BEHIND A BOEING 727 AND IN FRONT OF A BOEING 737. PLT WAS REQUESTED BY ATC TO MAKE A SHORT APCH BUT WAS ALSO CAUTIONED ABOUT WAKE TURBULENCE. ON FINAL APCH AT APRX 50 FT AGL, N70554 ROLLED SHARPLY INTO A 90 DEG BANK, STARTED TO ROLL OUT OF THE BANK, QUIT FLYING AND TURNED RIGHT APRX 120 DEGS BEFORE CONTACTING THE GROUND, ACCORDING TO A WITNESS. PLT STATED HE SHOULD HAVE FLOWN A HIGHER APCH OR MADE A GO AROUND.

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

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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