NTSB Identification: LAX87LA315.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34622.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 30, 1987 in FORTUNA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/29/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N246WB
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 PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING BECAUSE OF DETERIORATING WEATHER DUE TO FOG. HE UNDERSHOT THE RUNWAY ON HIS LANDING TOUCHDOWN. HE SAID HE WAS BLINDED BY THE APPROACH LIGHTS BUT ELECTED TO CONTINUE WITH THE LANDING RATHER THAN ATTEMPTING A GO-AROUND.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..OBSCURATION


Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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