NTSB Identification: LAX85LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28190.
Accident occurred Wednesday, January 23, 1985 in EUREKA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4931P
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.

WHILE ON A LOCAL SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLT, THE STUDENT PLT MADE 3 ATTEMPTS TO LAND AT THE ARPT. ON THE 3RD APCH, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN THE RWY 'A LITTLE FAST.' THE PLT ADDED POWER TO ABORT THE LANDING & MAKE A GO-AROUND. HE THEN CHANGED HIS MIND & REDUCED THE POWER TO IDLE TO CONTINUE THE LANDING. THE PLT THEN HAD MISGIVINGS ABOUT THE AMOUNT OF RWY REMAINING & ELECTED TO GO AROUND AFTER ALL. IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE LAST POWER APPLICATION, THE NOSEWHEEL BEGAN TO 'SHAKE VIOLENTLY.' ONCE MORE, THE PLT DECIDED TO STOP THE ACFT 'TO EXAMINE THE NOSEWHEEL.' HOWEVER, THERE WAS INSUFFICIENT RWY REMAINING TO STOP THE ACFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT SKIDDED OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY, WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT & WAS DAMAGED.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL




Contributing Factors

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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