NTSB Identification: MIA83LA015
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 19, 1982 in N. OKEECHOBEE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/19/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 182, registration: N8240M
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 SITE CHOSEN FOR LANDING WAS AN OLD ROAD WITH HIGH WEEDS WHICH THE PILOT HAD USED THE WEEK BEFORE. THE LEFT WING CAUGHT IN THE WEEDS DURING LANDING. THE PILOT STATED THAT THE RIGHT RUDDER WAS USED TO STRAIGHTEN THE AIRCRAFT'S COURSE, HOWEVER, THE AIRCRAFT DEPARTED THE ROADWAY INTO A SOFT SAND SWALE DITCH. THE AIRCRAFT NOSEWHEEL DUG INTO THE SAND AND THE AIRCRAFT 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..DITCH

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