NTSB Identification: DEN86LA251.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31438.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 07, 1986 in MONTE VISTA, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172K, registration: N79910
Injuries: 4 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 FLT DEPARTED WINSLOW, AZ, AND WAS EN ROUTE TO ERIE, CO, WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. THE PLT SAID HE DECIDED TO DIVERT TO MONTE VISTA TO 'TAKE A BREAK' AND VISIT WITH HIS PARENTS WHO LIVED NEARBY. THE PLT SAID THE WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE WITH SOME LIGHT TURBULENCE. THE PLT SAID THAT AS HE APPROACHED RWY 34 (2100 FT X 50 FT, DIRT), HE ENCOUNTERED A HIGH SINK RATE AND THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE RUNWAY EDGE. THE MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUCK THE RWY LIP, RESULTING IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE LANDING GEAR BULKHEAD AND FUSELAGE SKIN. THE PLT WAS ABLE TO TAXI THE ACFT TO THE RAMP. ANOTHER RWY (O1-19/6000 FT X 50 FT, ASPHALT) WAS AVAILABLE FOR LANDINGS. THE PLT'S LAST BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW WAS ACCOMPLISHED IN AUGUST, 1984.

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

AIRSPEED(VREF)..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..BELOW..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INADEQUATE RECURRENT TRAINING..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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