NTSB Identification: DEN88LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35677.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 31, 1988 in PUEBLO, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182R, registration: N9393H
Injuries: 4 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 INSTRUMENT RATED PVT PLT WAS COMPLETING A PERSONAL IFR FLIGHT FROM TELLURIDE, COLORADO, TO COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, WITH THREE PAX. THE DESTINATION WX WENT BELOW IFR MINIMUMS PRIOR TO THE FLIGHT'S ARRIVAL AND THE AIRCRAFT DIVERTED TO PUEBLO, COLORADO, FOR AN INSTRUMENT LANDING. WX WAS 300 OBSCURED, VISIBILITY 1 MILE, TEMPERATURE AND DEWPOINT 30 DEGREES, WIND 090 AT 5 KNOTS, RESTRICTIONS TO VISIBILITY WERE FOG AND SNOW. DURING THE APPROACH TO RNWY 8L, WINDSCREEN ICING OCCURRED AND ICE COULD BE SEEN ON THE AIRCRAFT SURFACES. AT FLARE FOR TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRCRAFT WAS SLOWED TO 70 KNOTS AT 5 FEET OF ALTITUDE AND STALLED. A HARD LANDING RESULTED, AND THE AIRCRAFT TAXIED TO PARKING. NO DAMAGE WAS VISIBLE AND THIS INCIDENT WAS UNREPORTED UNTIL A MECHANIC DISCOVERED FIREWALL DAMAGE DURING A HARD LANDING INSPECTION LATER.

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

WING..ICE

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..ICING CONDITIONS

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