NTSB Identification: ATL89LA043.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37906.
Accident occurred Monday, November 21, 1988 in THOMASTON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/08/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N5473B
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 AND THREE PASSENGERS WERE ON A NIGHT FLIGHT IN AN AIRCRAFT THAT WAS EQUIPPED TO CARRY SKYDIVERS. DURING THE APPROACH TO LAND, THE LANDING LIGHT FAILED. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO GET THE LIGHT TO OPERATE, THE PILOT ALLOWED AN UNDERSHOOT TO DEVELOP. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT LANDED SHORT OF THE RUNWAY AND THE NOSE GEAR FAILED WHEN THE NOSE- WHEEL STRUCK THE RUNWAY LIP. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SLID APPROXIMATELY 300 FEET AND NOSED OVER. MIRL & THRESHOLD LIGHTS WERE INSTALLED, BUT THERE WERE NO VASI LIGHTS.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

LANDING LIGHT(S)..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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