NTSB Identification: LAX90LA270.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 45466.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 04, 1990 in TRINITY CENTER, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N4205L
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 REPORTED THAT THE WIND SOCKS AT THE DESTINATION (UNCONTROLLED) AIRPORT WERE POINTING IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS. THE PILOT LANDED ON THE 3,200-FOOT-LONG RUNWAY, OVERRAN ITS DEPARTURE END, COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT WROTE IN HIS 'ACCIDENT REPORT FORM' THAT HE 'CAME IN TOO HIGH & FAST,' AND THAT HE SHOULD HAVE MADE A GO-AROUND.

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

THE PILOT'S EXCESSIVE AIRSPEED AND HIS FAILURE TO TOUCHDOWN AT THE PROPER LOCATION ON THE RUNWAY.

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