NTSB Identification: CHI85LA023.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26410.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 21, 1984 in BERLIN, WI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N46407
Injuries: 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 STATED THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF FROM A GRASS STRIP THAT IS PRIENTED NORTH AND SOUTH. HE DESCRIBED THE GRASS AS BEING 'TOO LONG' AND THE WIND WAS FROM THE WEST. THE PLT OVER ROTATED THE ACFT TO RAISE THE NOSE WHEEL CLEAR OF THE GRASS AND WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. THE TAKEOFF WAS ABORTED, THE PLT APPLIED EXCESSIVE BRAKING AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER WHEN THE NOSE WHEEL RAN INTO SOFT TERRAIN.

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

BRAKES(NORMAL)..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED(VLOF)..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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