NTSB Identification: MKC84LA039.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22373.
Accident occurred Friday, December 16, 1983 in CLINTON, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N17297
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 TOOK OFF FROM PLEASANT HILL, MO TO LOOK FOR RELATIVES WHO MAY HAVE BEEN SURVIVORS OF AN OVERTURNED BOAT. AFTER SEARCHING A LAKE, HE ELECTED TO LAND AT CLINTON, MO. THE ARPT AT CLINTON WAS CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION & THE RWY WAS COVERED WITH SNOW & ICE. A NOTAM HAD BEEN ISSUED, BUT THE PLT WAS NOT AWARE THE RWY WAS CLOSED. WHILE LANDING ON A MOONLIT NIGHT, THE RIGHT MAIN WHEEL BROKE THRU THE SNOW CRUST & THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. THE PLT STATED THAT JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, HE SAW SHADOWS FROM THE LANDING LIGHT ON UNEVEN TERRAIN. HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND, BUT THE ACFT CONTINUED TO SETTLE & TOUCHED DOWN.

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

NOTAMS..NOT OBTAINED..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

LIGHT CONDITION..NIGHT


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ICY


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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