NTSB Identification: SEA83LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20400.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 29, 1983 in PORTLAND, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N2897U
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.

WHILE LANDING AT NIGHT ON RWY 34, THE PLT NOTICED THAT HE WAS OVER HALF WAY DOWN THE RWY AND STILL FLOATING. HE ELECTED TO GO AROUND BUT THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH TREES ON THE DEPARTURE END & CRASHED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT SEVERAL OF THE THRESHOLD AND RWY LIGHTS WERE MISSING AT THE APCH END. THE DENSITY ALTITUDE AT THE ARPT WAS APRX 3800 FT.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


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AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY EDGE LIGHTS..FAILURE,PARTIAL


Contributing Factors

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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