NTSB Identification: SEA83LA036.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 19689.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 01, 1983 in NEWPORT, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N1296M
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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 ENGINE LOST POWER WHEN THE PILOT WAS ON AN EXTENDED BASE LEG FOR LANDING. FROM THAT POSITION, HE COULD NOT GLIDE TO THE RUNWAY, SO HE ELECTED TO LAND ON A NEARBY BEACH. THE LOCATION OF PEOPLE WALKING ON THE BEACH PREVENTED AN UPWIND LANDING, SO THE PILOT TURNED TO LAND DOWNWIND. THIS REQUIRED A STEEP TURN AT LOW ALTITUDE TO AVOID LANDING IN THE OCEAN. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE UPPER WING MAY HAVE STALLED SOMEWHAT AS THERE WAS VIRTUALLY NO CONTROL FOR THE LAST 20 FT OF DESCENT. THE PLANE LANDED ON THE BEACH ON ALL THREE WHEELS, BUT THE NOSE AND RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT THE CARBURETOR CHAMBERS AND FUEL FILTER BOWL CONTAINED WATER.

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

AIRCRAFT PREFLIGHT..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

FLUID,FUEL..WATER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD

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