NTSB Identification: CHI83LA237.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22093.
Accident occurred Friday, June 03, 1983 in DONGOLA, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 182G, registration: N218W
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.

WHILE LANDING WITH A X-WIND AT 10 GUSTING 20 KTS, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST & FLOATED ALMOST HALF WAY DOWN THE 1800 FT SOD STRIP. IT BECAME APPARENT TO THE PLT THAT BRAKING ALONE MAY NOT BE SUFFICIENT TO STOP. HE ELECTED NOT TO GO-AROUND SINCE THERE WERE POWER LINES & ELEVATED TERRAIN NEAR THE NORTH END OF THE RWY. THE PLT ELECTED TO PURPOSELY TURN OFF THE RWY & ROLL TOWARD RISING TERRAIN. THOUGH THE TERRAIN LOOKED FIRM, IT WAS SOFT (THERE HAD BEEN A RECENT RAIN). AFTER LEAVING THE RWY, THE NOSEWHEEL DUG INTO THE SOFT TERRAIN & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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