NTSB Identification: CHI83LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21320.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 17, 1983 in CARSON CITY, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N52447
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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE HAD CALLED THE OWNER OF THE PRIVATE AIRSTRIP, 3 DAYS BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. AT THAT TIME, THE RWY WAS REPORTED AS 'FIRM & IN GOOD CONDITION.' ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT, THE PLT FLEW OVER THE ARPT & VISUALLY CHECKED IT. IT APPEARED FINE TO HIM. HOWEVER, DURING A LANDING, THE NOSE GEAR REPORTEDLY SUNK INTO SOFT TERRAIN AFTER APRX 100 FT OF THE LANDING ROLL & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..WET

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