NTSB Identification: ATL83LA242.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21858.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 26, 1983 in DENTON, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5096K
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 DURING ARRIVAL, SHE ELECTED TO LAND ON THE SLOPING RWY, DOWNHILL, SINCE THERE WERE LOWER APCH OBSTACLES FROM THAT DIRECTION. SHE REPORTED THAT THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN SOMEWHAT TOO FAR DOWN THE RWY. THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED, BUT THEY WERE NOT AS EFFECTIVE ON THE GRASS AS SHE HAD ANTICIPATED. THE ACFT CONTINUED SLOWLY OFF THE RWY, WENT DOWN AN EMBANKMENT & ONTO A RAILROAD TRACK & NOSED OVER. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS LIGHT & VARIABLE. APRX 30 MI NORTH NORTHWEST AT WINDSTONSALEM, NC, THE 1950 EDT WIND WAS FROM 130 DEG AT 12 KTS. THE PLT NOTED THAT THE ACCIDENT MIGHT HAVE BEEN AVOIDED BY 1ANDING AT THE THRESHOLD, APPLYING BRAKES IMMEDIATELY & BY HOLDING BACK ON THE YOKE WHILE APPLYING BRAKES.

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..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..DOWNHILL

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