NTSB Identification: LAX84LA244.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24197.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 19, 1984 in LONG BEACH, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 320, registration: N6185Q
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.

WHILE TAXING TO THE ACTIVE RWY, THE PLT WAS AWARE OF SEVERAL HOLES IN THE TAXIWAY. HE MADE A TURN TO THE LEFT & ENTERED A DIRT AREA TO ASSURE THAT THE ACFT WOULD NOT ENTER THE TAXIWAY HOLES. HOWEVER, IN THE DIRT AREA, THE NOSEWHEEL SUNK INTO A WATER COVERED HOLE & THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,TAXIWAY CONDITION..INADEQUATE


Contributing Factors

MAINTENANCE..INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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