NTSB Identification: LAX87LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32927.
Accident occurred Friday, April 17, 1987 in MAMMOTH LAKES, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182M, registration: N71736
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.

AT THE END OF A PLEASURE CROSS COUNTRY FLT, WHILE ON LONG FINAL TO THE RWY, THE PLT HAD TO ADD PWR TO COMPENSATE FOR A CROSSWIND. PRIOR TO REACHING SHORT FINAL THE PLT HAD REDUCED PWR AGAIN. UPON REACHING THE THRESHOLD, THE ACFT WAS APRX 300 FT AGL. THE PLT DECIDED TO GO-AROUND. PWR WAS RAPIDLY ADDED AND THE CARBURETOR HEAT TURNED OFF. THE ENGINE AT THIS TIME ONLY DEVELOPED PARTIAL PWR. THE PLT THEN ADDED CARBURETOR HEAT AGAIN. THE ENGINE, STILL NOT DEVELOPING SUFFICIENT PWR TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE WAS DESCENDING AT 50-100 FPM. THE PLT THEN LANDED THE ACFT BEYOND MIDFIELD AND BOUNCED SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN.

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

CARBURETOR HEAT..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


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TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


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TOTAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


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RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


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COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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