NTSB Identification: SEA96LA116.
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Accident occurred Saturday, June 08, 1996 in SISTERS, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/23/1997
Aircraft: Cessna 172L, registration: N7849G
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

The pilot was attempting to land on runway 20 with a crosswind from the right. The passenger (his wife) stated: 'We were coming in for a landing which seemed to be right on target. On touchdown we became airborne two times and on the third time the pilot decided to do a go around when a gust of wind pushed us into a [hangar], [through] a fence where we came to a stop....' The hangar and fence were located about 185 feet (left) from the runway edge. The pilot reported variable winds between 15 and 20 knots. About 17 miles east at Redmond, CA, the 1435 PDT wind was from 330 degrees at 12 gusting 16 knots. The pilot's third class medical certificate was dated 4/16/93, although he was issued a new third class certificate on 6/12/96.

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

the pilot's inadequate compensation for wind conditions during a go-around, which resulted in his failure to maintain proper runway alignment. Factors relating to the accident were: the variable/gusty crosswind condition, and the proximity of the hanger and fence to the runway.

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