NTSB Identification: SEA87LA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34394.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 30, 1987 in SUNNYSIDE, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 182A, registration: N6133B
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 HE WAS LNDG ON RWY 25, THE SUN WAS JUST ABOVE THE HORIZON & SHINING DIRECTLY DOWN THE RWY. HE SAID HE MISJUDGED THE DISTANCE TO THE GROUND & LNDD HARD ON THE NOSE GEAR. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY, THEN IT WENT INTO A DITCH & NOSED OVER.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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