NTSB Identification: SEA84LA082.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23956.
Accident occurred Friday, April 13, 1984 in HARRISBURG, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N734JW
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 REPORTED THAT AFTER THE SUN HAD SET, A HAZE FORMED NEAR THE GROUND. HE USED VISUAL REFERENCES TO ALIGN THE ACFT WITH THE PRIVATE RWY AT DUSK. AS HE APPROACHED, HE SAW WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS HEDGE ON THE EDGE OF THE ARPT & THEN MADE A SOFT FIELD LANDING. AFTER LANDING, HE SAW THE HEDGE AHEAD. HE PULLED BACK ON THE CONTROLS & APPLIED BRAKES, THEN THE ACFT NOSED OVER ON SOFT TERRAIN, SHORT OF THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT DIFFUSION OF THE ACFT LANDING LIGHTS BY HAZE REDUCED HIS FORWARD VISIBILITY.

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HAZE/SMOKE

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