NTSB Identification: SEA95LA106.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, May 24, 1995 in GRANGEVILLE, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/19/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 206, registration: N1LF
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.
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THE PILOT APPROACHED RUNWAY 7 FOR LANDING. HE REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS. DURING THE LANDING, THE NOSE GEAR TOUCHED DOWN FIRST AND THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED. THE PROPELLER CONTACTED THE RUNWAY SURFACE, FOLLOWED BY THE LEFT WING. THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE, AND THE AIRPLANE SKIDDED OFF THE RUNWAY AND INTO A DITCH. THE LEFT WING WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. THE PILOT DID NOT REPORT ANY MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS. NO EVIDENCE OF PRE-IMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTIONS OR LANDING GEAR DAMAGE WAS FOUND DURING AN EXAMINATION OF THE WRECKAGE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE FAILURE OF THE PILOT TO ADEQUATELY RECOVER FROM A BOUNCED LANDING, AND HIS FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE DURING THE LANDING ROLL. A FACTOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WAS A DITCH. Full narrative available
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