NTSB Identification: SEA00LA010.
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Accident occurred Wednesday, October 27, 1999 in MACKAY, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/23/2000
Aircraft: Cessna 172M, registration: N12376
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
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While making a precautionary landing at a remote grass airstrip, the aircraft did not touch down until after it had floated at least one-quarter of the way down the 5,000 foot long grass runway. After touchdown, and prior to the pilot applying brakes, a gust of wind lifted the aircraft back into the air. After touching down a second time, the pilot applied maximum braking, but he was unable to stop the aircraft before it departed the end of the runway and went over a 20 foot drop-off. At the bottom of the drop-off, the aircraft encountered rough/uneven terrain where it experienced a collapse of the nose gear and one main gear leg.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to land at the proper touchdown point. Factors include a wind gust, a grass runway, and a drop-off into rough terrain at the end of the runway. Full narrative available
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