NTSB Identification: SEA84LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25176.
Accident occurred Monday, June 25, 1984 in RENO, NV
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N2384U
Injuries: 4 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 ACFT WAS BLOWN FROM OVER THE RWY DURING FLARE IN A X-WIND. THIS WAS A NIGHT LANDING FOR A PLT WITH LIMITED TOTAL ANDALMOST NO NIGHT FLYING EXPERIENCE. ALSO THE PLT HAD FLOWN OVER 12 HOURS IN THE LAST 24,WITH CONSIDERABLE TURBULENCE AND THUNDERSTORMS. DURING THE FLARE THE PLT ADDED POWER BUT KEPT THE NOSE HIGH WITH NO FLAPS AND THE ACFT STALLED. THE PLT SAID HE COULD NOT SEE OVER THE NOSE AND DID NOT REALIZE THE ACFT WAS NO LONGER ALIGNED WITH THE RWY. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A TAXIWAY AND A DITCH AFTER COLLAPSING THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR.

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

FLARE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ANXIETY/APPREHENSION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

FATIGUE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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