NTSB Identification: SEA88LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35705.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 15, 1988 in ANACORTES, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N4723J
Injuries: 3 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.

AFTER OVERFLYING THE INTENDED SEAPLANE BASE LANDING AREA. THE PILOT, WHO HAD LOGGED ONLY 1 HOUR OF FIXED WING TIME IN THE PREVIOUS 90 DAYS, MISJUDGED THE NECESSARY DOWNWIND LEG LENGTH AND LANDED WITH INSUFFICIENT SURFACE DISTANCE AVAILABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE COLLIDING WITH A BREAKWATER.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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