NTSB Identification: SEA88LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35508.
Accident occurred Tuesday, January 19, 1988 in VASHON ISLAND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N5328K
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.

DURING LANDING ROLL THE PILOT MADE AN INTENTIONAL GROUNDLOOP TO AVOID TREES AT THE END OF THE SHORT, WET, S0D RUNWAY. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE USE OF BRAKES WAS INEFFECTIVE. HE STATED THAT HE MADE THE LANDING USING 30 DEGS OF FLAPS AT AN AIRSPEED OF 60 KNOTS. THE RIGHT WING CAUGHT AT DITCH ALONG THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY DURING THE GROUNDLOOP. ACCORDING TO THE AIRCRAFT MANUFACTURERS SHORT FIELD LANDING PERFORMANCE DATA, THE TOTAL DISTANCE REQUIRED TO MAKE A SHORT FIELD LANDING ON A DRY GRASS RUNWAY WITH 30 DEGS OF FLAPS, POWER OFF, CALM WINDS AND MAXIMUM BRAKING IS 1465 FT.

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET

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