NTSB Identification: ATL84LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23192.
Accident occurred Friday, December 16, 1983 in DAMASCUS, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P-SYLANE, registration: N84223
Injuries: 1 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, AN AUCTIONEER, HAD RENTED THE ACFT TO FLY TO A FARM WHERE HE WAS TO CONDUCT AN AUCTION. PREVIOUSLY, HE HAD INSPECTED THE INTENDED LANDING AREA, A SOY BEAN FIELD, & THOUGHT IT WOULD BE SATISFACTORY FOR A LANDING. WHEN HE ARRIVED & LANDED, THE MAIN GEAR TOUCHED DOWN & ROLLED ABOUT 50 FT BEFORE THE NOSE GEAR CONTACTED THE GROUND, WHICH HAD BEEN FRESHLY CULTIVATED & WAS SOFT. THE NOSE GEAR SUNK IN THE SOFT SOIL & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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