NTSB Identification: LAX88LA248.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37019.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 02, 1988 in WEAVERVILLE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177RG, registration: N1532H
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 FLT, THE PLT WAS LANDING THE AIRPLANE IN A 5 KT, GUSTING TO 10 KT TAILWIND. THE AIRPLANE DID NOT TOUCH DOWN UNTIL PAST MID-FIELD AND THE PLT SAID THE BRAKES WERE NOT EFFECTIVE UNTIL TWO THIRDS OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY. THE AIRPLANE RAN OFF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE AIRPORT REQUIRED LANDING ONLY ON RWY 36 DUE TO ADVERSE RUNWAY GRADIENT AND RISING TERRAIN IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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