NTSB Identification: LAX86LA009.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30053.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 06, 1985 in PALM SPRINGS, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182N, registration: N92259
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 ARRIVAL, THE PLT ENTERED THE TRAFFIC PATTERN BEHIND OTHER ACFT TO LAND ON RWY 12. AT THAT TIME, A BOEING 727 WAS WAITING TO TAKEOFF ON THE SAME RWY. AT 1914:52, THE PLT (OF N92259) WAS INSTRUCTED TO START A LEFT TURN TO THE BASE LEG. AT 1915:04, THE BOEING WAS CLEARED TO TAXI INTO PSN & HOLD, BUT BE READY FOR AN IMMEDIATE TAKEOFF. WHEN OTHER ACFT HAD CLEARED FROM THE RWY AT 1915:41, THE BOEING WAS CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF. THE BOEING IMMEDIATELY BEGAN TAKING OFF AT 1915:44 & THE CONTROLLER INSTRUCTED N92259 TO SQUARE HIS TURN TO FINAL APCH FOR SPACING & TO USE CAUTION FOR WAKE TURBU-LENCE. THE PLT STATED THAT HE LANDED APRX 90 SEC AFTER THE BOEING TOOK OFF. REPORTEDLY, N92259 LANDED ABOUT 1/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE RWY; HOWEVER, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD & BOUNCED 3 OR 4 TIMES, DAMAGING THE PROP, NOSE GEAR & FIREWALL. AFTER LANDING, THE ACFT ROLLED TO THE END OF THE RWY & THE PLT TAXIED TO THE PARKING AREA.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

DIVERTED ATTENTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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