CHI99LA011
CHI99LA011

On October 22, 1998, at 1740 central daylight time, a Cessna 182Q, N759CT, operated by a private pilot collided with the terrain while landing at Tachick Field, Pound, Wisconsin. The pilot reported the airplane touched down 5 feet short of the 2,000 foot long grass airstrip. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The airplane was substantially damaged. The 14 CFR Part 91 flight was operating in visual meteorological conditions on an IFR flight plan. The flight originated at St. Paul, Minnesota, at 1610 cdt.

The pilot reported visibility was very poor due to the haze and the fact that he was landing into the sun. He continued to report, "The poor visibility resulted in touching down about 5 ft short of the runway threshold, where there is an incline up to the runway level." Firewall damage occurred as a result of the nose gear collapsing when the airplane touched down.

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