NTSB Identification: LAX83LA391.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22263.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 16, 1983 in HERNDON, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N3926F
Injuries: 3 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 PILOT REPORTED THAT THE APPROACH AND LANDING WERE NORMAL. DURING ROLLOUT, THE ACFT'S LANDING LIGHT FAILED AND THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO SEE WELL ENOUGH TO MAINTAIN HIS COURSE ON THE RWY. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE ONTO SOFT TERRAIN AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED. THERE ARE NO ILLUMINATED RWY LIGHTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,FUSE..LOOSE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..UNAVAILABLE

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