NTSB Identification: SEA85LA196.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28405.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 13, 1985 in BELLINGHAM, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150L, registration: N10647
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, WHO WAS UNFAMILIAR WITH THE AREA, WAS GIVEN DIRECTIONS & TRAFFIC PATTERN INFO TO THE MEADOWS MIST ARPT, A A PVT/CHARTED STRIP NEAR BELLINGHAM, WA. SHE CAME UPON A SIMILAR GRASS STRIP IN THAT AREA WITH A PARKED ACFT ON IT. THINKING THIS UNCHARTED AIRSTRIP WAS HER DESTINATION, SHE LANDED. WHILE LANDING, SHE REALIZED THAT SHE WAS ON A STRIP THAT WAS MUCH SHORTER THAN THE 2000 FT STRIP THAT SHE HAD INTENDED TO LAND ON. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WENT OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY & INTO A BLUEBERRY PATCH.

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

LANDED AT WRONG AIRPORT..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION

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