NTSB Identification: LAX90LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42563.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 05, 1990 in MARBLE CANYON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/10/1991
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L, registration: N732KD
Injuries: 2 Serious,2 Minor.

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

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT MADE A STRAIGHT-IN APCH TO LAND ON RWY 3 AT THE MARBLE CANYON ARPT, WHICH SLOPED UPWARD TO THE NNE. ON THE APCH, HE NOTED A QUARTERING TAIL WIND, BUT ELECTED TO LAND UPHILL ON THE RWY. LIGHT TO MODERATE TURBULENCE WAS NOTED BELOW 700' AGL, & THE TAILWIND SEEMED TO INCREASE BELOW 250' AGL. THE PLT STATED, 'THE AIRPLANE FLOATED AT APROX 200-150 AGL AND I DECIDED TO GO AROUND APPLYING FULL THROTTLE . . . AT THE TIME OF POWER APPLICATION, HEAVY SINK AND MODERATE TO SEVER TURBULENCE WAS ENCOUNTERED . . . THE PLANE DID NOT CLIMB SO THE POWER WAS CUT . . .' SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT CONTD BEYOND THE DEP END OF THE RWY & COLLIDED WITH A FENCE, TREES, RETAINING WALL & A PARKED VEHICLE BEFORE STOPPING. ESTIMATES OF THE WIND (FM THE ARPT MGR, WITNESSES & PLT) VARIED FROM THE NE, NW, W-SW, & S AT 5 TO 25 KTS & GUSTING. THE RWY WAS LOCATED BESIDE THE COLORADO RIVER WITH CLIFFS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE RIVER. ARPT ELEV WAS 3603' & THE TEMP WAS ABOUT 85 DEG.

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

INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS BY THE PILOT AND HIS DELAY IN ATTEMPTING A GO-AROUND. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE SURROUNDING TERRAIN, UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS, THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO ATTAIN THE PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT, AND OBJECTS BEYOND THE RUNWAY AND OVERRUN AREA.

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