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NTSB Identification: BFO87FA026
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35097.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 05, 1987 in CHARLESTON, WV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 210M, registration: N1230M
Injuries: 4 Fatal.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED AFTER LANDING TOUCHDOWN. WITNESSES OBSERVED THE AIRCRAFT ASSUME A NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE AND HEARD SOME POWER APPLIED TO THE ENGINE AS THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT. IT WAS NOT DETERMINED WHETHER THE PILOT WAS ATTEMPTING TO ABORT THE LANDING OR REGAIN CONTROL AND COMPLETE THE LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO VEER RIGHT TO A POINT 173 FEET RIGHT OF THE RUNWAY PAVEMENT WHERE IT COLLIDED WITH A DIRT BANK AT THE EDGE OF A DEEP RAVINE. THEREAFTER, THE AIRCRAFT DOVE INTO THE RAVINE AND IMPACTED ON THE NOSE WHILE IN A NEAR VERTICAL DESCENT.


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

  • RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
  • THROTTLE/POWER CONTROL..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND
  • DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
  • FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

Contributing Factors:
  • TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT
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