NTSB Identification: SEA93LA184.
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Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 25, 1993 in CHALLIS, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/01/1994
Aircraft: CESSNA 206B, registration: N3431L
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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WHILE MAKING A FULL FLAP, SHORT/SOFT FIELD APPROACH TO THE 1,000 FOOT LONG REMOTE MOUNTAIN AIRSTRIP, THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED A STRONG DOWNDRAFT. HE ADDED FULL POWER, BUT HIS REMEDIAL ACTION WAS NOT ADEQUATE TO KEEP THE AIRCRAFT FROM LANDING HARD ON THE WATER-SOAKED DIRT STRIP. DURING THE HARD LANDING, THE NOSE GEAR EXPERIENCED AN OVERLOAD AND COLLAPSED.

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

INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS. THE DOWNDRAFT WAS A FACTOR.

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