NTSB Identification: MKC89LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37474.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 09, 1988 in MONTEZUMA, IA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA U206G, registration: N5359U
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.

WHILE ON A VFR CROSS COUNTRY CARGO FLIGHT, THE COMMERCIAL PLT SAID HIS ALTERNATOR FAILED AND THAT WITHIN EIGHT MINUTES HE LOST ELECTRICAL POWER AND WAS UNABLE TO OPERATE THE NAVIGATION INSTRUMENTS. HE CONTINUED TOWARD HIS DESTINATION ABOUT 2 MORE HOURS WHEN WEATHER CONDITIONS DETERIORATED AND DARKNESS ARRIVED. UNSURE OF HIS LOCATION HE SPOTTED RUNWAY LIGHTS BELOW AND SPIRALED DOWN TO LAND ON THE UNCONTROLLED AIRSTRIP. DURING THE DOWNWIND LANDING ATTEMPT ON WET TURF HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP AND COLLIDED WITH A FENCE CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.

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

OPERATION WITH KNOWN DEFICIENCIES IN EQUIPMENT..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,ALTERNATOR..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DRIZZLE/MIST


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE

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