NTSB Identification: CHI83LA203.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22693.
Accident occurred Friday, May 06, 1983 in EVANSVILLE, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8084B
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.

THE ACFT BALLOONED DURING LANDING AND STALLED COMING DOWN ON THE NOSE GEAR. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT DRAGGEDBOTH WING TIPS DURING THE SEQUENCE. THE PLT SAID THE LANDING WAS NORMAL UNTIL THE MAIN GEAR TOUCHED DOWN AND THEN A GUSTOF WIND LIFTED THE ACFT 3-4 FT. THE ACFT STALLED. THE PLT WAS TOLD LATER THAT ONE OF HIS PASSENGERS GRABBED THE YOKE AND PUSHED THE RUDDER WHEN THE GUST LIFTED THE PLANE. A WITNESS SAID THE ACFT MADE A SLOW APPROACH WITH FULL FLAPS AND BALLOONED TO 5-7 FT AGL. AT THE TOP OF THE BALLOON IT PITCHED ABRUPTLY DOWN WITH RIGHT WING LOW.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

CONTROL INTERFERENCE..IMPROPER..PASSENGER

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

STALL..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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