NTSB Identification: SEA96LA123.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 16, 1996 in ROCHE HARBOR, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 182, registration: N5686B
Injuries: 4 Uninjured.

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During final approach to runway 24 at a private airport, the pilot encountered a downdraft and touched down more than 100 feet short of the threshold. During the aircraft's rollout over soft/uneven terrain preceding the threshold, the nose landing gear collapsed. The aircraft then passed onto the runway surface skidding to a stop. A postcrash fire then consumed the aircraft after all four occupants exited.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions and failure to attain a proper touchdown point for landing. Factors relating to the accident were: downdraft conditions and soft/uneven terrain short of the runway.

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