NTSB Identification: CHI82DA103
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, March 27, 1982 in TUSCOLA, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/27/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 175, registration: N7452M
Injuries: 1 Minor.

A LANDING WAS MADE ON RUNWAY 27 JUST PRIOR TO SUNSET. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE REALIZED HE WAS NOT SLOWING FAST ENOUGH, BUT DUE TO THE LOW ALTITUDE OF THE SETTING SUN, HE MISJUDGED THE LENGTH OF THE RUNWAY. HE INITIATED A GO-AROUND, BUT DID NOT OBTAIN FLYING SPEED. THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY ONTO A SOFT, PLOWED FIELD AND OVERTURNED. PRIOR TO THIS ACCIDENT, THE PILOT HAD MADE ONE LANDING SINCE AUGUST 1981.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

LACK OF RECENT EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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