NTSB Identification: LAX86LA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30069.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 08, 1986 in HEALDSBURG, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182M, registration: N91614
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.

ON FEBRUARY 8, 1986, AT 1430 PST A CESSNA 182, N91614, OVERRAN THE LANDING SURFACE AND NOSED OVER AT A DIRT STRIP. VMC PREVAILED AT THE TIME. THE WINDS WERE GENERALLY CALM WITH SPORADIC GUSTS FROM THE NORTH AT APPROXIMATELY 10 KNOTS. THERE WAS NO INDICATION OF UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS PRIOR TO THE APPROACH AND THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND TO THE SOUTH ON THE DOWN SLOPING 1300 FOOT DIRT STRIP. ON LANDING ROLL, A GUSTING TAILWIND EXTENDED THE LANDING RUN. THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE END OF THE DIRT STRIP AND NOSED OVER COMING TO REST IN A VERTICAL POSITION.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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