NTSB Identification: CHI89LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37773.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 19, 1988 in PEKIN, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5711B
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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE ATTEMPTED TO MAKE A 'WHEELS' LANDING IN THE CESSNA 182 (TRICYCLE GEAR), AND MADE A HARD LANDING ON THE TURF RUNWAY. THE PILOT ABORTED THE LANDING, REQUESTED EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT AND CIRCLED THE AIRPORT UNTIL THE EMERGENCY EQUIPMENT ARRIVED. PASSENGERS WERE BRIEFED ON THE LANDING AND EVACUATION PROCEDURES, AND EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN OF ELECTRICAL AND FUEL SYSTEMS WAS PERFORMED BEFORE TOUCHDOWN. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE HAD PREVIOUSLY OWNED A CESSNA 180 (COVENTIONAL GEAR), AND HE BELIEVED THAT THERE WAS TRANSFERENCE OF HABITS INVOLVED IN THIS ACCIDENT.

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:

HABIT INTERFERENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



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