NTSB Identification: SEA89LA014.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37263.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 23, 1988 in POST FALLS, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/19/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 150G, registration: N3691J
Injuries: 1 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 PLT RPRTD THAT DUE TO THE AIRSTRIP CONDS, HE WAS MAKING A LOW, FLAT APCH. HE WAS USING CARB HEAT. WHEN POWER APPLICATION BECAME NECESSARY, JUST BEFORE LANDING, THE ENG DID NOT RESPOND IMMEDIATELY. THE PLT MAINTAINED A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE TO AVOID OBSTACLES NEAR THE APCH END OF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT MUSHED ONTO THE RWY FROM ABOUT 10 FT AGL, COLLAPSING THE NOSE GEAR. THE PLT RPRTD THE WIND WAS FROM 270 DEG AT 10 GUSTING 12 KTS. HE BELIEVED THE ACFT MAY HAVE ENCTRD A DOWNDRAFT, ALTHOUGH THIS WAS NOT VERIFIED.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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