NTSB Identification: FTW82DA149
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 25, 1982 in DELAPLANE, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N3588S
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

ON LANDING THE PILOT NOTICED BRAKING ACTION WAS POOR DUE TO WET GRASS ON THE STRIP. THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A SOFT SPOT ON THE RUNWAY, SANK IN AND SHEARED OFF THE NOSE GEAR. THE AIRCRAFT THEN NOSED OVER. INVESTIGATION REVEALED THE PILOT/OWNER HAD RECENTLY ADDED DIRT TO SEVERAL LOW SPOTS ON THE STRIP AND HAD NOT COMPACTED IT.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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