NTSB Identification: ANC85LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27734.
Accident occurred Monday, April 22, 1985 in WILLOW, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N5206E
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 STATED THAT THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT WHILE HE WAS ON FINAL APCH FOR A TOUCH-&-GO LANDING. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN WET SNOW ABOUT 30 YARDS SHORT OF THE RWY & NOSED OVER. THE PLT ESTIMATED THE WIND WAS FROM 010 DEG AT 5 KTS.

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

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

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:

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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