NTSB Identification: SEA86LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30624.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 27, 1986 in ELLENSBURG, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N7198A
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 STUDENT PLT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND IN HIGH GUSTING X-WINDS. THE WIND WAS FROM ABOUT 290 DEGS AT 30 KTS GUSTING TO 35 KTS, THE RWY HEADING IS ABOUT 340 DEGS. THE PLT ALLOWED THE AIRSPEED TO DECAY TO 40 KTS JUST PRIOR TO THE FLARE AND A HARD FLAT LANDING RESULTED. THE ACFT'S NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND
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