NTSB Identification: SEA83LA123.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20704.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 1983 in HOOD RIVER, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N2899X
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.
THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED IN A HARD LANDING DURING UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITONS. THE PILOT HAD JUST COME CROSS COUNTRY WHERE HE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE. WHEN HE CALLED UNICOM TO LAND THEY GAVE HIM WINDS OF 15-25 KTS VELOCITY FROM THE WEST AND TURBULENCE ON THE FINAL APPROACH. LANDING WAS ON RWY 25. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT A GUST OF WIND LIFTED THE ACFT DURING FLARE. THE SKID ON THE ACFT TAIL CONTACTED THE GROUND DURING THIS MANEUVER AND THE NOSE OR THE ACFT CAME BACK DOWN HARD.THE PILOT STATED THAT THE ACFT BOUNCED AGAIN BEFORE STAYING ON THE GROUND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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