NTSB Identification: MKC85LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27447.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 16, 1985 in MONTICELLO, AR
Aircraft: CESSNA R182, registration: N737LE
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

PLT SELECTED GRASSY AREA ON ARPT FOR LANDING. THE GRASSY AREA WAS MORE CLOSELY ALIGNED WITH THE SURFACE WINDS THAN THE AVAILABLE RUNWAYS. THE GRASSY AREA HAS A UTILITY LINE ACROSS THE APCH END AND A DITCH ON THE DEPARTURE END. THE LANDING WAS LONG AND HOT AND THE ACFT BALLOONED DURING TOUCHDOWN. THE PLT SAID HE SELECTED FLAPS DURING THE TOUCHDOWN SEQUENCE AND CONTINUED THE LANDING. THE PLT SAID THE BRAKES WERE NOT EFFECTIVE ON THE ROUGH, GRASSY SURFACE. WHEN THE PLT RECOGNIZED ACFT WOULD NOT STOP ON THE LANDING AREA HE SELECTED MORE FLAPS BUT ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE DITCH. SOMETIME AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE PLT DISCOVERED THAT THE FLAPS HAD NOT EXTENDED DURING THE LANDING ROLL. THE FLAPS WOULD NOT EXTEND WHEN ZERO TO 20' DOWN WAS SELECTED BUT DID WORK AT HIGHER SETTINGS.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND



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