On June 20, 1998, at 0700 hours Pacific daylight time, a Cessna 182, N2772F, overran the runway and nosed over at the Alpine County Airport, Markleeville, California. The aircraft sustained substantial damage, and the private pilot and two passengers were not injured. The personal flight originated in Reno, Nevada, at 0630 and was terminating at the time of the accident. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. Use your browsers 'back' function to return to synopsisReturn to Query Page
The pilot reported that he made one pass over runway 35, but was too high and too fast, so he performed a go-around. He stated that on the second approach, he touched down just beyond the numbers about 90 mph. The pilot noticed that he was approaching the end of the runway, but did not have enough time to initiate a takeoff. He applied the brakes and the aircraft continued off the end of the runway about 30 mph. The nose gear broke off and the aircraft flipped over and came to rest inverted.
The pilot reported that he had not experienced any mechanical malfunction with the aircraft prior to the accident. He further reported that he should have used flaps for the landing and landed at a slower speed.