NTSB Identification: NYC85LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28130.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 23, 1985 in LIMERICK, ME
Aircraft: CESSNA P206D, registration: N8789Z
Injuries: 2 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 THE SHORT FIELD APPROACH, AS THE AIRCRAFT PASSED OVER THE TREE LINE, THE SINK RATE SUDDENLY INCREASED. THE PILOT APPLIED POWER AND INCREASED THE PITCH BUT THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHING DOWN HARD AND BOUNCED. A SECOND TOUCH DOWN WAS MADE AND AS THE NOSEWHEEL WAS LOWERED, THE PROPELLER STRUCK THE GROUND. THE NOSEWHEEL STRUT DUG INTO THE GRAVEL RUNWAY AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL

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

FLARE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DESIGN STRESS LIMITS OF AIRCRAFT..EXCEEDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

RUN ON LANDING..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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