NTSB Identification: MKC87LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32087.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 05, 1986 in PECULIAR, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 150J, registration: N6578S
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 PLT REPORTED THAT THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT AS HE MADE HIS APCH TO LAND AT HIS PVT STRIP. THE WIND WAS FROM 250 DEGS AT 7 KTS, A HEADWIND FOR THE LANDING ACFT.THE PLT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL CONTROL DIFFICULTY DURING FINAL APCH. THE PLT REPORTED DESCENDING WITHOUT CONTROL UNTIL IMPACTING THE TERRAIN SHORT OF THE RWY. THERE WERE NO REPORTS OF TURBULENCE OR CONDITIONS CONDUCIVE TO TURBULENCE IN THE AREA OF THE STRIP. THE PLT STATED THAT HE COULD HAVE AVOIDED THE ACCIDENT BY MAINTAINING A HIGHER APCH SPEED AND POSSIBLY MORE ALT DURING THE APCH.

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

PROPER GLIDEPATH..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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