NTSB Identification: CHI75DEM16
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: ERCO 415-C, registration: N2372H

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3895  74/10/11   PLAINWELL,MICH      ERCO 415-C          CR-  0  0  2  INSTRUCTIONAL             PRIVATE, AGE 48, 2580
        TIME - 1440                    N2372H              PX-  0  0  0  CHECK                     TOTAL HOURS, 200 IN TYPE,
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            NOT INSTRUMENT RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - OTSEGO-PLAINWELL
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          PLAINWELL,MICH              LOCAL
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER LEVEL OFF
           CHECK PILOT - INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF FLIGHT
           CHECK PILOT - LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - DOWNDRAFT,UPDRAFTS
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - POORLY PLANNED APPROACH
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          CLEAR                                                    UNLIMITED
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     HEAD WIND 338-022 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           70                                                      360
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           15                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          NONE
        REMARKS- SHORT FLD LDG,RATE OF DSCNT INCREASED AFTR CLRG OBSTRUCTING BRUSH.WIND GUSTING 20K.

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