NTSB Identification: MIA87LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33524.
Accident occurred Friday, May 15, 1987 in OKLAWAHA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N2106V
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.

THE PLT STATED THAT A T-STRM HAD RECENTLY PASSED OVER HIS HOME AIRSTRIP MADE OF CLAY & GRASS & HAD LEFT A PUDDLE OF STANDING WATER ABOUT 4 INCHES DEEP ON A PORTION OF THE RWY. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, JUST PRIOR TO THE TAILWHEEL CONTACTING THE RWY, THE MAIN GEAR HIT THE PUDDLE & THE ACFT WENT UP ON ITS NOSE, THEN OVER ON ITS BACK. THE PLT STATED THAT IT WAS DUSK. THE LIGHTING CONDITIONS WERE NOT GOOD & THAT HE DID NOT SEE THE WATER UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE TO AVOID IT. HE STATED THAT HE WAS NOT SURE, BUT PERHAPS THE ACCIDENT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF HE HAD TURNED ON HIS LDG LIGHT PRIOR TO LDG.

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

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

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

LANDING LIGHTS..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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