NTSB Identification: SEA91FA057.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 43281.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 21, 1991 in GLENDALE, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/13/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J, registration: N3154F
Injuries: 3 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT OF THE CESSNA 182J TOUCHED DOWN BEYOND MIDPOINT ON THE 1600 FOOT CLOSED RUNWAY ON THE SUMMIT OF A MOUNTAIN. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED OR SKIPPED FOR APPROXIMATELY 377 FEET, THEN TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN APPROXIMATELY 500 FEET FROM THE END. HEAVY BRAKING MARKS WERE OBSERVED BETWEEN THERE AND THE RUNWAY END, WHICH DROPS OFF OVER A CLIFF. THE AIRCRAFT WRECKAGE WAS FOUND APPROXIMATELY 250 FEET BELOW AND 1/4 MILE FROM THE END OF THE RUNWAY.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO USE ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY FOR THIS LANDING, AGGRAVATED BY HIS FAILURE TO INITIATE A GO-AROUND AFTER MISJUDGING THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT AND LANDING WITH A TAILWIND.

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