NTSB Identification: SEA86LA247.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32716.
Accident occurred Wednesday, September 17, 1986 in TILLAMOOK, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T-1A-2, registration: N3565L
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.

A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING WAS MADE ON A FIELD DUE TO LOW FUEL, LOWERING CEILING AND VISIBILITY, ENSUING DARKNESS, AND THE PILOT NOT KNOWING HIS EXACT POSITION. LANDING WAS MADE ON AN UPHILL FIELD WITH A SLIGHT TAIL WIND. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK A SWALE AND THEN BECAME AIRBORNE MOMENTARILY. WHEN IT TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN IT STRUCK A FENCE, ROLLED THROUGH ANOTHER FENCE, AND ACROSS A DITCH WHICH COLLAPSED BOTH MAIN GEAR. THE AIRCRAFT THEN ROLLED INVERTED.

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

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

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK

Index for Sep1986 | Index of months