NTSB Identification: MIA82DA169
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 10, 1982 in MOORE HAVEN, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/10/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N68266
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE STUDENT PILOT WAS ON THE RETURN PORTION OF A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT WHEN SHE DEVIATED TO AVOID WEATHER. SHE TRIED TO CIRCUMNAVIGATE AROUND LAKE OKEECHOBEE, BUT IN HER OPINION, THE WEATHER BEGAN TO CLOSE IN WITH THE VISIBILITY DECREASING IN HEAVY RAIN. SHE ELECTED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING IN AN OPEN FIELD TO WAIT FOR THE WEATHER TO IMPROVE. WHILE LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED SOFT TERRAIN, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, AND THE PLANE NOSED OVER.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN




Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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