NTSB Identification: NYC72FNE19
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F, registration: N7857U

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-4143  71/12/22   KENT,CONN           CESSNA 172F         CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 40, 86 TOTAL
        TIME - 1345                    N7857U              PX-  0  0  4  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  HOURS, 12 IN TYPE, NOT
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            INSTRUMENT RATED.
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION         LAST ENROUTE STOP
          FITCHBURG,MASS              MT VERNON,OHIO               PHILIPSBURG,PA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           HARD LANDING                                             LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
           GEAR COLLAPSED                                           LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER LEVEL OFF
           PILOT IN COMMAND - IMPROPER RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING
        FACTOR(S)
           SYSTEMS - ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: GENERATORS/ALTERNATORS
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - ELECTRICAL FAILURE
           MISCELLANEOUS ACTS,CONDITIONS - OVERLOAD FAILURE
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  LOW ON FUEL
        REMARKS- SHORTED GEN ARMMATURE AND LOOSE LEAD CAUSED BATTRY DEPLETION AND INACCURATE FUEL GAUGE READINGS.

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