NTSB Identification: MIA83LA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21604.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 31, 1983 in SEBRING, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 207, registration: N75773
Injuries: 2 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 THE PLT, HE HEARD A 'THUMP' WHEN HE WAS TAKING OFF FROM ORLANDO WEST ARPT, BUT ATTRIBUTED IT TO THE GRASS STRIP. WHEN HE LANDED AT SEBRING ARPT, HE HEARD A SCRAPING SOUND AS HE LOWERED THE NOSE & ELECTED TO GO AROUND. HE DECIDED THE NOSEWHEEL WAS GONE, SO ON THE NEXT LANDING, THE ENG WAS SHUT DOWN. HE THEN ALLOWED THE NOSE TO SETTLE & SLID TO A STOP. REPORTEDLY, THE NOSEWHEEL WAS LOST SOMETIME PRIOR TO THE LANDING, THE STRUT WAS BENT AFT & THE TIPS OF THE PROPELLER BLADES WERE BENT. ALSO, THE SHERIFF'S INVESTIGATOR'S REPORTED THAT THE PLT'S DOOR APPEARED TO HAVE COME OFF IN FLT, ALL OF THE SEATS WERE MISSING EXCEPT THE PLT'S & MARIJUANA RESIDUE WAS FOUND IN THE ACFT.

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..LOSS,TOTAL

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