NTSB Identification: CHI83LA363.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21084.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 06, 1983 in GRANDVIEW, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N8164B
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 COLLIDED WITH AN UNSEEN RUT IN AN OFF ARPT LANDING ON AN UNPREPARED GRASS FIELD. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE WEATHER WAS VMC AND NO FLT PLAN WAS FILED. THE PILOT MADE A LOW PASS OVER THIS FIELD AND SAW NO OBSTACLES SO HE DECIDED IT WAS OK TO LAND. THE HOLE THAT WAS HIT WAS HIDDEN BY GRASS.

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

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

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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