NTSB Identification: LAX88LA219.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36536.
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 1988 in FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/21/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182M, registration: N70618
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.

AT THE END OF A LOCAL FLIGHT, THE PLT WAS LANDING IN GUSTING CONDITIONS IN EXCESS OF 30 KNOTS. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT THE APPROACH WAS FASTER THAN NORMAL DUE TO A SICK PASSENGER. ON TOUCHDOWN THE NOSEWHEEL TOUCHED FIRST AND THE AIRPLANE BEGAN A PORPOISING MOTION. THE PLT APPLIED POWER AND THE AIRPLANE SETTLED ON THE RUNWAY. THE PLT DID NOT NOTE THE DAMAGE TO THE AIRPLANE FOR SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT.

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:

PORPOISE/PILOT-INDUCED OSCILLATION..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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