NTSB Identification: SEA93LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 50506.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 04, 1993 in NORTH BEND, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 185E, registration: N5849J
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 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 CHOSE TO LAND ON A 2,300 FOOT LONG RUNWAY WHICH WAS ALIGNED APPROXIMATELY 60 DEGREES FROM THE CURRENT WIND. ANOTHER RUNWAY WAS AVAILABLE WHICH WAS 5,045 FEET LONG, AND ALIGNED ABOUT 30 DEGREES FROM THE CURRENT WIND. AFTER HE TOUCHED DOWN THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL IN THE GUSTY CROSSWINDS. WHILE ATTEMPTING TO RECOVER FROM THE LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, AND INADEQUATE REMEDIAL ACTION. FACTORS INCLUDE A POOR INFLIGHT DECISION, AND GUSTY CROSSWINDS.

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