NTSB Identification: ANC86LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32311.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 1986 in CLEAR, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180B, registration: N3539E
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.

THE PLT & PASSENGER WERE ON A HUNTING TRIP & HAD SELECTED A CLEARING ON A BRUSH COVERED HILLSIDE FOR A LANDING. THE CLEARING HAD BEEN PREVIOUSLY USED AS AN AIRSTRIP. WHILE ON FINAL APCH TO LAND AT DUSK, THE PLT LOST SIGHT OF THE TOUCHDOWN AREA DUE TO DARKNESS & SHADOWS. DURING THE LANDING, HE OVERRAN THE LANDING ZONE. THE LEFT MAIN GEAR THEN ENCOUNTERED UNEVEN TERRAIN & COLLAPSED.

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

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

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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