NTSB Identification: LAX87LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36640.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 11, 1987 in BIG BEAR CITY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA T182, registration: N6216N
Injuries: 3 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 WHEN THE NOSE WHEEL TOUCHED DOWN DURING THE LANDING, A SEVERE VIBRATION BEGAN & THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT. SHE SAID SHE PULLED THE YOKE AFT, BUT THIS HAD NO RESPONSE. ALSO, SHE SAID SHE APPLIED BRAKES, BUT COULD NOT STOP THE ACFT OR MAKE IT TURN RIGHT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT DRIFTED INTO A SNOW BANK BESIDE THE RWY & NOSED OVER. A WITNESS SAID THE LEFT MAIN GEAR 'CAUGHT THE SNOW ON THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY FOR APPROX 30 FEET, THEN AIRCRAFT TURNED INTO THE SNOW . . .' AN EXAM OF THE NOSE LANDING GEAR WAS MADE, BUT NO MECHANICAL PROBLEMS WERE FOUND.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..VIBRATION


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK

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