NTSB Identification: MKC83LA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20512.
Accident occurred Monday, April 25, 1983 in KEOSAUQUA, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N2343X
Injuries: 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 RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED DURING THE LANDING AND RAN OFF THE RUNWAY. THE FLIGHT ORIGINATED ABOUT 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE ACCIDENT. THE PILOT SAID HE WAS LANDING ON RUNWAY 24 USING 30 DEGREES OF FLAPS. THERE WAS A WIND OF 18 KTS GUSTING TO 25 KTS FROM THE SOUTH. THE PILOT SAID A STRONG GUST CAUSED THE ACFT TO DRIFT TO THE RIGHT DURING THE LANDING FLARE AND WHEN THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. THE ACFT CONTINUED OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A CORNFIELD BEFORE COMING TO REST. THE LANDING AIRPORT IS UNATTENDED AND THE ONLY WIND INDICATOR IS A WIND SOCK.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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

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

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

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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

WIND INFORMATION..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR ATTACHMENT..OVERLOAD

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