NTSB Identification: SEA90LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41352.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 11, 1990 in ROCHE HARBOR, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/12/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA TU206G, registration: N4953Z
Injuries: 5 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 OF THE CESSNA TU206G ATTEMPTED A LANDING AT A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP ON SPIEDEN ISLAND. AT THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY, THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT AND THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE RECOVERY ATTEMPT.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AFTER ENCOUNTERING UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS DURING FINAL APPROACH TO LANDING.

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