NTSB Identification: SEA86LA230.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32395.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 31, 1986 in PRIEST RIVER, ID
Aircraft: AERO COMMANDER 100, registration: N4156X
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 PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND WHILE A THUNDERSTORM WAS WITHIN TWO MILES OF THE AIRPORT. STRONG TURBULENCE WAS PRESENT DURING THE APPROACH BUT THE PILOT ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE APPROACH. A STRONG DOWNDRAFT OCCURRED WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS ABOUT 50 FEET AGL. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE GROUND HARD, SHORT OF THE RUNWAY, BREAKING OFF THE NOSE GEAR AND RIGHT MAIN GEAR. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SLID A SHORT DISTANCE COMING TO REST TO THE RIGHT OF RUNWAY 19.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT RECEIVED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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