NTSB Identification: ATL85LA262.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30206.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 28, 1985 in HUNTINGTON, WV
Aircraft: CESSNA 404, registration: N255CS
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.

SEVERAL MEN WHO WERE IN A BUILDING AT THE AIRPORT REPORTED THAT THEY COULD HEAR THE AIRCRAFT ON THE APPROACH AND THEN A LOUD NOISE. THEY COULD NOT SEE THE RUNWAY OR THE AIRCRAFT DUE TO THE FOG. THEY GOT IN THE FIRE AND RESCUE VEHICLES AND HAD A HARD TIME FINDING THE PLANE. THE PILOT WAS UNINJURED BUT THE AIRCRAFT HAD A BROKEN RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR AND OTHER DAMAGE THAT LEAD THE OPERATORS MAINTENANCE DIRECTOR TOSTATE THAT THE AIRCRAFT HAD A HARD LANDING. THE PILOT STATEDTHAT HE COULD SEE THE RUNWAY FROM 15 MILES OUT.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT

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