Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Sky Harbor Airport

Sultan, Washington 98294
Sunday, December 9, 1984 16:30 PST

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
AN OVERRUN OCCURRED ON THE 2,000 FOOT AIRSTRIP DUE TO EXCESS APPROACH AND LANDING SPEED. A LIGHT COATING OF SNOW WAS PRESENT ON THE GRASS RUNWAY AND THE PILOT NEGLECTED TO RAISE THE FLAPS ADDING TO A LONGER LANDING ROLL AND MAKING BRAKING LESS EFFECTIVE. A 5 KNOT TAILWIND WAS ALSO PRESENT. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE PLT WAS UNABLE TO ABORT THE LANDING DUE TO OBSTACLES AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY.THE ACFT ROLLED PAST THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND STRUCK AN EMBANKMENT AT A SLOW SPEED.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date12/9/1984 
Event Day of the WeekSunday 
Time of Event1630 
Event Time ZonePacific Standard Time 
Event CitySULTAN  
Event StateWASHINGTON 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site98294  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month12 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportSKY HARBOR  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDWA64 
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation250 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourcePilot 
Time of the weather observation0  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)
Weather Observation Facility ID  
Elevation of weather observation facility
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height3500 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height3500 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsUnknown 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 30 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)-- 
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) -- 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
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)3063 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification DateDec 9 1984 12:00AM 
NTSB Notification Time1800 
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information29261 
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 NumberN4436R 
NTSB NumberSEA85LA029  
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 Model172M  
Aircraft Series Identifier172M  
Aircraft Serial Number17263181  
Certified Max Gross Weight2300 
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 InspectionOct 6 1984 12:00AM 
Airframe hours since last inspection
Airframe Hours3139 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteUnknown 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameGERALD GREER  
Aircraft Owner Street Address12742 - 37TH AVENUE N.E.  
Aircraft Owner CitySEATTLE  
Aircraft Owner StateWA 
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 certificateNone 
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 CodePAE  
Departure CityEVERETT  
Departure StateWA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1600 
Departure Time ZonePST 
Destination Same as Local Flt-- 
Destination Airport CodeWA64 
Destination CitySULTAN  
Destination StateWA 
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 Location25  
Runway Length2000 
Runway Width140 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--