SEA99LA145
SEA99LA145

On August 22, 1999, at 1924 mountain daylight time, a Cessna 182J, N2808F, registered to and operated by the pilot, was substantially damaged during landing rollout at Krassel Airfield, located approximately 10 miles northwest of Yellow Pine, Idaho. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the 14CFR91 personal/pleasure flight. The private pilot was uninjured, however his passenger received minor injuries. The flight originated from Johnson Creek Airfield, Yellow Pine, Idaho, approximately 20 minutes prior to the accident. There was no fire and no report of ELT activation.

The pilot stated he flew a straight-in approach to the airport and was "cautious not to let the airspeed get too low in anticipation of a possible down draft". He stated that the aircraft crossed the landing threshold a little high and the aircraft "seemed to float for a long time" before it touched down. When the aircraft touched down (approximately midfield), the pilot applied maximum braking and intentionally ground-looped the aircraft in an effort to stop. The aircraft skidded off the 1,500 foot runway, down an 85 foot embankment, and nosed over. The aircraft sustained substantial damage to the firewall and both wings.

There were no mechanical malfunctions or failures reported by the pilot at the time of the accident.

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