NTSB Identification: NYC85LA034.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26731.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 25, 1984 in MADISON, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N89929
Injuries: 4 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.

PLT STATED THAT AS HE LOWERED NOSE GEAR TO RUNWAY FOLLOWING INITIAL TOUCHDOWN ON MAINS, ACFT NOSE CONTINUED TO DROP. CONTROL INPUTS WERE NOT EFFECTIVE. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE NOSE GEAR ASS'Y FAILED IN OVERLOAD. BASED ON FUEL REMAINING ON BOARD AND WITNESSES ESTIMATES OF OCCUPANT WEIGHTS, ACFT WAS APRX 250 POUNDS OVER MAX GROSS WEIGHT WITH AN AFT CENTER OF GRAVITY ON LANDING.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..REDUCED

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,LANDING CAPABILITY..DETERIORATED


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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