On July 12, 1995, at 1155 eastern daylight time, a Cessna 172, N13547, nosed over during the landing roll, after a precautionary landing in a field near Bayboro, North Carolina. The pleasure flight operated under the provisions of 14 CFR Part 91 with no flight plan filed. Visual weather conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The aircraft sustained substantial damage; the pilot and passengers were not injured. The flight's exact departure time from Dare County Airport in Manteo, North Carolina, was not determined. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
Reportedly, the pilot became disoriented while enroute to Manteo, and noticed that the aircraft fuel gauges were indicating approximately 1/2 tanks. At this point, the pilot decided to execute a precautionary landing to a nearby field. During the landing roll the airplane nosed over in the soft field, causing the airplane to be damaged.