NTSB Identification: SEA92LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46203.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 30, 1992 in DIXIE, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B, registration: N8409T
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED DOWNDRAFT WINDS ABOUT 25 FEET AGL DURING FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING ON A TURF AIRSTRIP. THE AIRCRAFT DESCENDED ABRUPTLY, LANDED HARD AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT WAS AWARE OF DOWNDRAFTS ON THE APPROACH.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS. FACTORS RELATING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE THE HIGH DENSITY ATTITUDE AND THE DOWNDRAFT.

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