NTSB Identification: CHI85LA051.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26951.
Accident occurred Friday, November 16, 1984 in TERRE HAUTE, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N8530S
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.

PLT STATED HE WAS UNABLE TO ACTIVATE THE RUNWAY LIGHTS BY RADIO SO VISUAL CUES OF ARPT BLDGS WERE USED TO LINE UP WITH RUNWAY. ACFT LNDG/TAXI LIGHT WAS INOPERATIVE. PLT DID NOT REALIZE HE HAD UNDERSHOT THE APPROACH TURN AND WAS, IN FACT, LINED UP TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY UNTIL JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN. ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN SOFT TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..NOT OPERATING


Contributing Factors

LANDING LIGHT(S)..INOPERATIVE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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