NTSB Identification: LAX82DA143
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, April 18, 1982 in N.W. OF PAGE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N34212
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH FOR LANDING, THE PLANE ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT. THE PILOT APPLIED FULL POWER TO CLEAR AN EMBANKMENT AND THEN SELECTED 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS. HE STATED THAT THE WIND CAUSED THE PLANE TO DRIFT LEFT AS IT CROSSED THE EMBANKMENT. THE PLANE TOUCHED DOWN TAIL FIRST IN A STALLED CONDITION AND HEADED TOWARD ANOTHER AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT STEERED BACK TOWARD THE RUNWAY AND WAS NOT AWARE THAT HIS PLANE HAD STRUCK THE OTHER AIRCRAFT UNTIL AFTER HE HAD STOPPED.

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND



Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRCRAFT PARKED/STANDING

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