NTSB Identification: FTW83LA095.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21213.
Accident occurred Friday, January 07, 1983 in HOUSTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 421C, registration: N448
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 PILOT STATED THAT AFTER A NORMAL COUPLED ILS APPROACH HE BROKE OUT AT ABOUT 250 FT AGL AND 1/2 MILE FROM THE RWY. HE DISCONNECTED THE APPROACH COUPLER AND LINED UP WITH THE RWY. HE STATED THAT DURING THE TRANSITION FROM IFR TO VISUAL HIS RATE OF DESCENT INCREASED AND HE LANDED HARD BLOWING THE LEFT TIRE. THE ACFT LEFT THE RWY AND TURNED 180 DEGREES. THE LEFT PROPELLER HIT THE GROUND AFTER THE ACFT LEFT THE RWY.

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

PROPER DESCENT RATE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,TIRE..FAILURE,TOTAL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..RAIN


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..LOW CEILING

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