NTSB Identification: DEN83LA009
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, October 15, 1982 in TOSTON, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/15/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5325D
Injuries: 1 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 ELECTED TO PRACTICE SOME LANDINGS ON A GRAVEL ROAD. HE STATED THAT DURING THE FIRST APPROACH, HE WAS HIGH AND ELECTED TO GO AROUND. ON THE SECOND APPROACH, A LANDING WAS MADE. HOWEVER, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRSPEED WAS FAST AND THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO PORPOISE. WHEN IT BECAME OBVIOUS THAT THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT ROOM TO COMPLETE THE LANDING, A GO-AROUND WAS INITIATED. AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE AIRCRAFT'S LEFT STABILIZER STRUCK A FENCE POST. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT SETTLED, THE NOSEWHEEL STRUCK AN IRRIGATION SYSTEM, AND THE PLANE NOSED OVER. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS ABOUT 4700 FT.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT

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