NTSB Identification: SEA85LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27770.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 01, 1985 in BOULDER CITY, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N2518D
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.

DURING ARRIVAL, A PERSON ANSWERING THE UNICOM REPORTED THAT RWY 3 WAS THE ACTIVE RWY & THAT THE WIND WAS 10 KTS. THE PLT MADE A WHEEL LANDING ON RWY 3 IN WINDS THAT WERE FROM 210 DEG AT 10 KTS. HE STATED THAT WHEN THE TAILWHEEL CAME DOWN DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE ACFT WAS BLOWN TOWARD THE LEFT. AFTER VEERING LEFT, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TIED DOWN GLIDER & WENT INTO A 4 FT DEEP DITCH. SEVERAL PERSONS NOTED THAT THERE WERE DUST DEVILS ON THE ARPT AT OR NEAR THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

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

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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