NTSB Identification: LAX87LA259.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33987.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 08, 1987 in CAMERON PARK, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N3811V
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.

DURING A PLEASURE FLT, THE NON CERTIFICATED PLT LANDED THE ACFT SHORT OF THE RWY WHEN HE MISTOOK A ROAD FOR THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT THE SUN WAS IN HIS EYES AND BY THE TIME HE REALIZED THAT HE WAS NOT LANDING ON THE RWY THE ACFT WAS TOO LOW AND SLOW TO GO AROUND. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A POLE DURING THE LANDING ROLL, RAN INTO A DITCH AND NOSED OVER. THE PLT HAD RECENTLY PURCHASED THE ACFT AND HAD LOGGED 150 HRS IN THIS TYPE OF ACFT SEVERAL YEARS AGO. THE PLTS STUDENT PLT CERTIFICATE AND MEDICAL HAD EXPIRED. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS REPORTED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..UTILITY POLE

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