NTSB Identification: FTW83LA186.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22078.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 13, 1983 in WESTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 182K, registration: N2437Q
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THE PLT WAS ON A FLT TO OBTAIN AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS. HE ELECTED TO LAND IN A PASTURE TO DISCUSS A SURVEY PROBLEM WITH PERSONNEL ON THE GROUND. HE HAD PREVIOUSLY CHECKED THE AREA BY DRIVING ACROSS IT WITH A VEHICLE AND FELT IT WAS SATISFACTORY. AFTER MAKING A LOW PASS, HE BEGAN AN APPROACH AT 70 MPH. HE REPORTED THE WIND WAS FROM 276 DEG AT 20, GUSTING 25 KTS. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN, HE EXPERIENCED AN IMMEDIATE & SEVERE INCREASE IN HIS DESCENT RATE, ACCOMPANIED BY A LOSS OF AIRSPEED, AND THE STALL WARNING HORN SOUNDED. HE APPLIED FULL POWER, BUT THE ACFT IMPACTED HARD, SHORT OF THE INTENDED LANDING AREA. THE ACFT BOUNCED, HIT A TERRACE & STOPPED WITH DAMAGE TO THE NOSE GEAR, PROPELLER, FIREWALL, NOSE COWLING & LOWER FUSELAGE.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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