NTSB Identification: NYC88LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37812.
Accident occurred Monday, April 11, 1988 in HOPEDALE, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 185, registration: N4695E
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 SAID HE FLARED TOO HIGH AND LANDED HARD. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE PROP CONTACTED THE GROUND, THE RIGHT LANDING GEAR BROKE, AND THE RT WING CONTACTED THE GROUND AND WAS BENT REARWARD DURING THE HARD LANDING. THE PLT DID NOT FILE AN ACC REPORT.

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD

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