NTSB Identification: MKC86LA096.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31608.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 23, 1986 in MOUNTAIN HOME, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA 182M, registration: N71551
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 ACFT NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED DURING A HARD LANDING. THE PLT STATED THAT HIS ORIGINAL DESTINATION WAS GASTONS ARPT, LAKEVIEW, AR, WHICH HAS A TURF RWY. THERE ARE THREE OTHER ARPTS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO GASTONS, BUT ALL HAVE PAVED RWYS. HE FURTHER STATED THAT AS HE ARRIVED IN THE AREA, HE WAS DISORIENTED ABOUT WHICH ARPT WAS THE CORRECT ONE. HE CHOSE VALLEY, A PRIVATE ARPT WITH A PAVED EAST-WEST RUNWAY. SURFACE WINDS WERE REPORTEDLY FROM THE SOUTHEST AT ELEVEN KNOTS.

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:

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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