NTSB Identification: LAX88LA195.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36538.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 26, 1988 in PRESCOTT, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182N, registration: N8918G
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AT THE END OF A CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT, WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT A SUDDEN WIND GUST BROUGHT THE NOSE UP AND THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED RIGHT. BEFORE THE PILOT COULD CORRECT THE SITUATION, THE AIRCRAFT STALLED. THE AIRCRAFT DROPPED TO THE RUNWAY AND BOUNCED. WHILE STILL AIRBORNE, THE PILOT'S HAND STRUCK THE FLAP SWITCH WHICH RETRACTED THE FLAPS. THE LEFT WING DROPPED AND THE AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN OFF OF THE RUNWAY.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

Index for May1988 | Index of months