NTSB Identification: LAX83LA417.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22764.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 30, 1983 in SEDONA, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA C-177RG, registration: N1845Q
Injuries: 3 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 PLT STATED THAT INSTEAD OF USING THE CUSTOMARY 80 KT APPROACH SPEED HE USED 110 KTS WITH 30 DEG OF FLAPS. ON SHORT FINAL HE WAS STILL HIGH BUT DECIDED TO LAND ANYWAY. HE FORCED THE ACFT ONTO THE RWY & THE ACFT BEGAN TO PORPOISE. UNABLETO RECOVER FROM THE PORPOISING, HE EXECUTED A GO-AROUND, INADVERTENTLY RETRACTING THE FLAPS TO 0 DEG INSTEAD OF 10 DEG. THE ACFT MUSHED INTO BRUSH IN A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE PLT LATER STATED HE HAD NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE LANDING ON ARPTS ATOP MESAS, & HAD NOT PRACTICED GO-AROUND PROCEDURES SINCE OBTAINING HIS CERTIFICATE ALMOST TWO YEARS BEFORE. RWY 3 HAS A 1.9% UPWARD SLOPE. ACCORDING TO ARPT PERSONNEL, BECAUSE OF THIS RWY'S SLOPE, IT IS GENERALLY USED EVEN WHEN SLIGHT TAILWIND CONDITIONS EXIST.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RAISING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND

Index for Aug1983 | Index of months