NTSB Identification: WPR10CA402
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Saturday, August 14, 2010 in Compton, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/16/2011
Aircraft: CESSNA 182P, registration: N20872
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators used data provided by various entities, including, but not limited to, the Federal Aviation Administration and/or the operator and did not travel in support of this investigation to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot stated that the airplane was too high while on the landing approach. The airplane touched down further down the runway than he had planned. He was not able to stop the airplane prior to it hitting the cinder block wall at the end of the runway. He reported that the wind was light and variable. The pilot further stated that there were no mechanical anomalies with the airplane. The length of the accident runway is 3,322 feet. A Safety Board investigator observed skid marks that started at 567 feet from the wall and that changed to continuous skid marks 351 feet from the wall.

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

The pilot's failure to attain the proper touchdown point that resulted in an overrun of the runway and collision with a wall.

Full narrative available

Index for Aug2010 | Index of months