NTSB Identification: DEN88LA047.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34932.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 10, 1988 in AURORA, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182G, registration: N3406S
Injuries: 1 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.

N3406S WAS LANDING ON RWY 32, AN ASPHALT RWY 5,000 FT LONG AND 40 FT WIDE. THE RWY WAS CLEAR AND DRY, BUT THE TERRAIN SURROUNDING THE RWY WAS COVERED BY 12 TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW. THE WIND AT AN ARPT 5 MI SW WAS FROM 160 DEG AT 5 KTS. IN HIS RPT OF THE ACDT THE PLT SAID HE FAILED TO PROPERLY JUDGE HIS ALT OVER THE FLAT, UNBROKEN SNOW FIELD AND TOUCHED DOWN 100 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. UPON TOUCHDOWN THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED

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