NTSB Identification: SEA86LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30559.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 12, 1986 in PIOCHE, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N734JP
Injuries: 2 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.

WHILE ON A QUARTER MILE FINAL TO RUNWAY 06 WITH WINDS FROM 150 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS THE PILOT EXPERIENCED TURBULENCE. THE PILOT REPORTED HE RETRACTED THE FLAPS FROM 10 DEGREES AND ADDED FULL POWER. THE AIRCRAFT CLIMBED APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET THEN DESCENDED TO GROUND IMPACT STRIKING THE MAIN GEAR AND SHEARING OFF THE NOSE GEAR. THE ACFT TRAVELED A SHORT DISTANCE AND NOSED OVER COMING TO REST INVERTED.

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:

PLANNED APPROACH..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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