The pilot reported that during the approach to landing to a remote airstrip located within a canyon near Salmon, Idaho, the wind changed direction while he was on short final.
He had selected full flaps and performed a slip to descend to the approach end of the runway, however, the Cessna 175A touched down more than halfway down the 1,300-foot long dirt runway.
The plane subsequently overran the departure end of the runway and nosed over, which resulted in substantial damage to the wings and fuselage.
The pilot added that there was no possibility of a go-around due to the airstrip’s location in the canyon.
The NTSB determined the probable cause as the pilot’s failure to attain the proper touchdown point that resulted in a runway overrun.
NTSB Identification: WPR14CA264
This June 2014 accident report is provided by the National Transportation Safety Board. Published as an educational tool, it is intended to help pilots learn from the misfortunes of others.