NTSB Identification: DEN88LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35680.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 24, 1988 in LOGAN, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N9393C
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.
THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS ON A FLIGHT FROM COLORADO SPRINGS TO PORTLAND, OREGON. HE SAID HE PLANNED TO REFUEL IN THE LOGAN/MALAD CITY, IDAHO AREA. AFTER CROSSING A RIDGELINE IN THE MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN EAST OF LOGAN, THE FLT ENCOUNTERED LOW CEILINGS AND SNOW SHOWERS. UNABLE TO CROSS THE NEXT RIDGELINE IN VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS, AND HAVING BEEN AIRBORNE FOR NEARLY FIVE HOURS, THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON A PAVED HIGHWAY. DURING THE LANDING, ONE OF THE MAIN LANDING GEAR WHEELS RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROADWAY INTO SOFT EARTH AND THEN INTO THE DITCH WHERE THE ACFT NOSED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING
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