NTSB Identification: MIA83LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21425.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 15, 1983 in ARCADIA, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N9558V
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 PLT REPORTED THAT ON HIS APPROACH TO LAND, HIS SPEED WAS HIGHER THAN NORMAL & THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN WELL PAST THE NORMAL TOUCHDOWN POINT. HE WAS UNABLE TO STOP ON THE REMAINING RWY. THE ACFT WENT OFF THE END OF THE RWY & COLLIDED WITH A DITCH. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE FLAPS WOULD NOT FULLY EXTEND DUE TO A BATTERY PROBLEM. WITNESSES REPORTED THE FLAPS WERE IN THE 10 TO 15 DEG RANGE. REPORTEDLY, THE FLAPS OPERATED NORMALLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT WHEN NO AIR LOADS WERE PRESENT. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS WERE VARIABLE UP TO 5 KTS. THE 1455 EDT WIND AT THE SARASOTA/BRADENTON ARPT WAS FROM 190 DEG AT 10 KTS.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM,BATTERY..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT CONTROL,FLAP..MOVEMENT RESTRICTED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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