NTSB Identification: SEA89LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38036.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 22, 1989 in PORT TOWNSEND, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/28/1990
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7ECA, registration: N2582F
Injuries: 2 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 SIDE-SLIPPED THE AIRPLANE DURING THE LANDING APPROACH. A SINK RATE DEVELOPED WHICH THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO ARREST WITH POWER AND FLARE. THE AIRPLANE WAS LANDED HARD.

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

IMPROPER APPROACH AND FLARE TECHNIQUE ON THE PART OF THE PILOT, RESULTING IN A HARD LANDING. CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE TALL TREES SURROUNDING THE AIRSTRIP.

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