NTSB Identification: LAX86LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32862.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in COLUMBIA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N7338F
Injuries: 4 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 MISJUDGED THE FLARE DURING LANDING AND THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A NOSE LOW ATTITUDE SHEARING THE NOSE GEAR FROM THE ACFT. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS CALCULATED TO BE 3,500 FT WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

FLARE..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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