NTSB Identification: FTW92LA114.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 46519.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 12, 1992 in STUTTGART, AR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/23/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N6934H
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.
WITNESSES REPORTED A 30 TO 45 DEGREE CROSSWIND ESTIMATED AT 18 TO 20 KNOTS. ON SHORT FINAL, THE PILOT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE AND A DOWNDRAFT CREATED BY A LARGE HANGAR LOCATED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HIS INTENDED TOUCHDOWN POINT. THE PILOT CONTINUED THE APPROACH AND THE ENSUING HARD LANDING COLLAPSED THE NOSE GEAR, AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO COMPENSATE FOR WIND CONDITIONS. FACTORS WERE THE CROSSWIND AND THE DOWNDRAFT.
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