NTSB Identification: SEA83LA048.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20277.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 30, 1983 in MESA, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N66762
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.

DURING A SHORT/SOFT FIELD LANDING, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE INSTRUCTOR WAS DEMONSTRATINGTHE LANDING AT A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP. HE REPORTED THAT UPON TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED ABOUT 50 FEET, THEN THE NOSE GEAR DUG IN AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER, COMING TO REST INVERTED. THE SURFACE OF THE PRIVATE STRIP WAS SOFT AND ROUGH WITH HOLES 4 TO 6 INCHES DEEP.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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