NTSB Identification: SEA96LA124.
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Accident occurred Sunday, June 16, 1996 in GARDINER, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 177B, registration: N1159C
Injuries: 1 Serious,3 Minor.
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While on final approach to land on runway 28, the pilot encountered a downdraft, and the aircraft's right wing struck a fir tree approximately 400 feet short of the threshold. The aircraft then descended to the ground, where it impacted and came to rest against a mobile home.
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 maintain the proper altitude/clearance from obstruction(s), while on final approach. Factors relating to the accident were: the downdraft, and the obstruction (tree). Full narrative available
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