NTSB Identification: SEA82DA168
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, September 18, 1982 in 18NM ESE KETCHI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/18/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA C-180J, registration: N46563
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE CIRCLED THE LAKE PRIOR TO LANDING. THERE WAS NO WIND AND THE LAKE SURFACE WAS GLASSY. DURING THE FINAL APPROACH, THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED SUN GLARE OFF THE LAKE. THE AIRCRAFT LANDED HARD AND THE WING TIPS CONTACTED THE WATER.

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

LEVEL OFF..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LEVEL OFF..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WATER,GLASSY


Contributing Factors

VISUAL/AURAL DETECTION..PILOT IN COMMAND

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