NTSB Identification: NYC83LA093.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20389.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 13, 1983 in BLOCK ISLAND, RI
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N575PM
Injuries: 4 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 ACFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY DURING LANDING AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH. THE APPROACH TO BLOCK ISLAND WAS NORMAL AND THELANDING WAS MADE ABOUT ONE THIRD DOWN THE RUNWAY. ON TOUCHDOWN, DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE ACFT VEERED TO THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER AND BRAKE WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF POWER TO REALIGNTHE PLANE TO THE CENTERLINE. THE ACFT THEN VEERED TO THE RIGHT, WENT OFF THE RWY AND HIT A 4 FOOT DITCH, 20 FEET AWAY FROM THE RUNWAY. THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR AND THE NOSE GEAR WERE SHEARED OFF. ALL SWITCHES WERE CUT AND THE OCCUPANTS DEPLANED UNINJURED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR..OVERLOAD

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