NTSB Identification: SEA84IA042.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23827.
Incident occurred Friday, January 20, 1984 in YAKIMA, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA CE500, registration: N25
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various sources and may not have traveled in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft incident report.

THE ACFT MADE A HARD LANDING WHILE ON A TRAINING FLT. ACCORDING TO THE INSTRUCTOR PLT, 'DURING THE LANDING FLARE, WE WERE DESCENDING VERY GRADUALLY AS THE AIRSPEED CONTINUED TO DISSIPATE.' LATE IN THE FLARE THE ANGLE OF ATTACK INDICATOR WAS APPROACHING THE STALL RANGE, THE ACFT STALLED AS EVIDENCED BY A SHARP & SUDDEN AIRFRAME BUFFET. ALMOST IMMEDIATELY THE MAIN GEAR CONTACTED THE RWY WITH THE ACFT IN A NOSE HIGH, WINGS LEVEL ATTITUDE. AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT, THE LEADING EDGE OF THE WINGS & TAIL STRUCTURE HAD CLEAR & RIME ICE ABT 1/8 IN THICK. THE TEMP WAS 24 DEG F.

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WING..ICE

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