NTSB Identification: SEA97LA175.
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Accident occurred Monday, July 21, 1997 in STEHEKIN, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1998
Aircraft: Cessna T210H, registration: N6922R
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.
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During approach to a grass airstrip located in mountainous terrain, the sun was directly in the pilot's face and the windsock was in a shadow. The pilot misread the windsock and landed downwind. The airplane overran the runway and nosed over in a soft bog at the end of the runway.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's misreading of the windsock and subsequent downwind landing. Factors in the accident were the sunglare and tailwind. Full narrative available
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