NTSB Identification: MKC85LA019.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26365.
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Friday, November 09, 1984 in JUNCTION CITY, KS
Aircraft: CESSNA R172E, registration: N13030
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.

PILOT WAS EXPERIENCING COMMUNICATIONS DIFFICULTIES, DIVERTED FROM DESTINATION TO NEARBY UNCONTROLLED ARPT DUE TO TRAFFIC CONSIDERATIONS. PLT WAS UNABLE TO CONTACT UNICOM AND ELECTED TO CIRCLE FOR TRAFFIC AND WIND EVALUATION. BEST RUNWAY FOR WIND DIRECTION WAS SELECTED AND APPROACH COMMENCED. ON FINAL, PILOT NOTED RATE OF DESCENT RELATIVE TO GROUND SPEED INDICATED A STRONGER HEADWIND THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT, BUT DID NOT INCREASE POWER TO COMPENSATE. TOUCH DOWN WAS SHORT OF THRESHOLD IN PLOWED AREA, CAUSING AIRCRAFT TO NOSE DOWN IN SOFT TERRAIN. AFTER DEPLANING, PILOT EVALUATED WIND AT 15-20 KTS.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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