Aircraft Incident/Accident Report


Gerlach, Nevada 89412
Thursday, May 10, 1984 10:00 PDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE ACFT WENT OFF THE 1500 FT RWY DURING A X-WIND LANDING AND NOSED OVER. THE PLT SAID A GUST OF WIND 'BLEW THE PLANE TOO FAR DOWN THE RUNWAY, APPLIED POWER, LOST ALTITUDE, LANDED OFF THE RUNWAY AND THE PLANE FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN.'
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date5/10/1984 
Event Day of the WeekThursday 
Time of Event1000 
Event Time ZonePacific Daylight Time 
Event CityGERLACH  
Event StateNEVADA 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site89412  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location Airport  
Event Location Nearest Airport ID  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation5000 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWitness 
Time of the weather observation955 Pacific Daylight Time 
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)117 
Weather Observation Facility IDLOL  
Elevation of weather observation facility3903 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)45 
Time Zone of the weather observationPDT 
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height25000 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsThin Overcast 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingNone 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 35 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)18 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-2 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)90 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorNot Gusting 
Wind Gust (knots)
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 29 
Density Altitude (feet)6500 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)271 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information23892 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN5663J 
NTSB NumberSEA84LA104  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model182  
Aircraft Series Identifier182  
Aircraft Serial Number18263482  
Certified Max Gross Weight2550 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionAnnual 
Date of Last InspectionAug 1 1983 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours1050 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedUnknown 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameWALTER D. ASHTON  
Aircraft Owner Street AddressP. O. BOX 94  
Aircraft Owner CityGERLACH  
Aircraft Owner StateNV 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Street Address  
Operator City  
Operator State  
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport Code  
Departure CityGERLACH  
Departure StateNV 
Departure Country  
Departure Time900 
Departure Time ZonePDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltdest & departure same, accident can occur anywhere 
Destination Airport Code  
Destination CityGERLACH  
Destination StateNV 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length1500 
Runway Width-- 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--