NTSB Identification: DEN82DA035
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 17, 1982 in 7 MILES N. OF S, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/17/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N33NF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

IN ORDER TO SLOW THE AIRCRAFT DOWN DURING FLIGHT THE PILOT LOWERED 15 DEGREES OF FLAPS. AS THE FLAPS WERE TRANSITIONING DOWN THE PILOT STATED HE HEARD A "POP SOUND" WHICH WAS NOT NORMAL. HE THEN DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING ON A DIRT ROAD. DURING THE APPROACH THE FLAPS WERE LOWERED ANOTHER NOTCH. JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN THE PLANE VEERED LEFT INTO A FENCE, THE NOSE GEAR WENT INTO THE GROUND, AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED INVERTED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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