NTSB Identification: NYC83LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22433.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 20, 1983 in NEW HAVEN, CT
Aircraft: CESSNA T210L, registration: N121RJ
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.

ACCORDING TO AN FAA INTERVIEW, WHILE ON APPROACH THE PLT DID NOT IDENTIFY THE RUNWAY LIGHTS PROPERLY AND LANDED TO THE LEFT OF THE EDGE LIGHTS TO RUNWAY 34. THE ACFT LANDED OFF THE RUNWAY IN SOFT TURF AND THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

VISUAL/AURAL PERCEPTION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

VISUAL APPROACH PROCEDURE..INACCURATE

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