Accident Cessna U206F N8313Q, Friday 14 January 2005
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Date:Friday 14 January 2005
Time:11:00 LT
Type:Silhouette image of generic C206 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Cessna U206F
Owner/operator:West Isle Air
Registration: N8313Q
MSN: U20603174
Year of manufacture:1976
Total airframe hrs:14469 hours
Engine model:Continental IO-520-F
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Prevost, Washington -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Anacortes, WA (74S)
Destination airport:Prevost, WA (2WA3)
Investigating agency: NTSB
Confidence Rating: Accident investigation report completed and information captured
The pilot did a "fly-over" to check out the runway conditions including wind direction and speed. He said that the runway was clear of snow, and there was no indication of ice or frost. The pilot said that the winds in the nearby bay appeared to be 10 knots or less. He said that immediately after touchdown the airplane felt like it had no traction; braking action was poor to none. He said that after several hundred feet of ground roll, he felt a "strong" gust of wind on his tail. The pilot said that he decided to swerve north of the runway rather than impact the trees on the end of the runway. He impacted a soft mound of dirt which was not initially visible, "thus causing the airplane to slowly nose over." The airplane's left strut was broken, the left wing was bent aft, the engine firewall and chin were crushed, and the aft fuselage was crushed and bent.

Probable Cause: The pilot not identifying unsafe landing conditions, and his subsequent intentional swerve during the landing roll resulting in impacting a ditch. Contributing factors were the ice/frost on the grass/dirt one-way runway (1,560 feet in length), the unexpected tail wind gust, and the ditch he encountered after he swerved to avoid going past the end of the runway into trees.

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: NTSB
Report number: SEA05LA036
Status: Investigation completed
Duration: 5 months
Download report: Final report



History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

5 August 1996 N8313Q West Isle Air 0 Crane Island, WA sub

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