NTSB Identification: CHI85LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26428.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 04, 1984 in WEST BRANCH, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 150F, registration: N8108F
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 REPORTED THAT WHEN HE ARRIVED AT NIGHT, HE WAS UNABLE TO ACTIVATE THE RWY LIGHTS, BUT DECIDED TO LAND ANYWAY. HE TOUCHED DOWN LONG ON THE 3700 FT RWY & WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING AREA. THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE END & HIT A DITCH WHERE THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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