NTSB Identification: SEA83LA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20972.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 07, 1983 in BLAKELY ISLAND, WA
Aircraft: REPUBLIC RC-3, registration: N22BH
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 PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE WAS ON A SHORT FINAL APPROACH TO RWY 01, HE ENCOUNTERED WINDSHEAR AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL. A RAPID SINK RATE WAS ENCOUNTERED & HE WAS UNABLE TO FULLY RECOVER. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD IN A LEVEL ATTITUDE. THE GEAR WAS SHEARED & THE FUSELAGE WAS SPLIT BY IMPACT, RUPTURING THE FUEL TANK. A FIRE ENSUED & THE AIRCRAFT WAS DESTROYED. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, WIND SHEAR WAS ENCOUNTERED NEAR A CLIFF AT THE APPROACH END OF RWY 1. HE REPORTED THAT THE WIND SOCK AT THE APPROACH END OF THE RWY WAS LIMP, WHILE THE WIND SOCK FOR RWY 19 INDICATED A WIND FROM THE NORTH AT 15 TO 20 KTS. REPORTEDLY, THERE WAS A STRONG SOUTHERLY WIND AT THE WATER LEVEL ABOUT 1/4 MI FROM THE ARPT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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