NTSB Identification: NYC82FNC05
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, March 14, 1982 in CARRABASSETT, ME
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/14/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 210, registration: N3942Y
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING A STRAIGHT-IN APPROACH TO RUNWAY 35, THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN SHORT OF THE THRESHOLD. IT DECELERATED RAPIDLY IN DEEP PACKED SNOW, SLID OVER A SNOW BANK, AND CAME TO REST ON THE PAVED RUNWAY. THE NOSEWHEEL COLLAPSED AND THE PILOT SUFFERED SERIOUS HEAD INJURIES. NO SHOULDER HARNESSES WERE INSTALLED, BUT THEY WERE NOT REQUIRED ON THIS 1964 AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT BELIEVED HE ENCOUNTERED A WINDSHEAR ON FINAL APPROACH. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 15 GUSTING 25 KNOTS. THE PASSENGER, A CURRENT FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR, STATED THAT THE STALL WARNING DEVICE SOUNDED TWO TIMES DURING THE APPROACH. THE PASSENGER BELIEVED THAT THE WIND GUSTS CAUSED THE WARNING DEVICE TO ACTIVATE.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

MISC EQPT/FURNISHINGS,SHOULDER HARNESS..OTHER


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOW COVERED


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD

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