NTSB Identification: SEA87LA176.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34751.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 25, 1987 in OAK HARBOR, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N19092
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 HAD NOT SLEPT THE NIGHT OF THE FLT. HE WAS WEARING CONTACT LENS AND HAD CLOSED HIS EYES SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE FLT TO ALLEVIATE STINGING. WHILE ON SHORT FINAL APPROACH TO LAND THE PLT CLOSED HIS EYES AND FELL ASLEEP. WHEN HE AWOKE HE WAS LEFT OF THE RWY AND PAST MID FIELD. DURING HIS GO-AROUND THE ACFT STRUCK TREES IN FLT. THE ACFT DESCENDED TO GROUND CONTACT WHERE THE NOSE GEAR BROKE AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FATIGUE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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