NTSB Identification: LAX94LA339.
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Accident occurred Thursday, August 25, 1994 in LAKEPORT, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N9447E
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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AT THE CONCLUSION OF A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE PILOT MADE A TRAFFIC PATTERN APPROACH AND LANDED ON RUNWAY 28. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN WITHIN THE FIRST 1/3 OF THE RUNWAY, AND DURING ROLLOUT, ENCOUNTERED A WIND BETWEEN 180 AND 270 DEGREES AT 10 TO 25 KNOTS. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DESPITE ALL HER EFFORTS, SHE WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN A GROUND TRACK DOWN THE RUNWAY, AND SHE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE. THE AIRPLANE VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY AND ENTERED A DITCH. FOUR MONTHS EARLIER, THE PILOT HAD BEEN ISSUED A PRIVATE PILOT CERTIFICATE.

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

The pilot's inadequate compensation for the existing cross wind conditions, and failure to maintain directional control of the airplane during landing rollout.

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