NTSB Identification: NYC92LA080.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47112.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 28, 1992 in WINFIELD, WV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N9207C
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 ATTEMPTED A LANDING ON A 900 FOOT LONG, NEWLY CUT, WET GRASS STRIP, OVER A TREE LINE, WITH A TAIL WIND. ONCE ON THE GROUND, HE COULD NOT STOP. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND AND BROUGHT THE FLAPS UP TO ONE NOTCH. THE AIRPLANE BECOME AIRBORNE JUST PRIOR TO THE END OF THE STRIP, FLEW INTO A THICKET OF BRIAR AND COLLIDED WITH AN OLD BUILDING FOUNDATION.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE IMPROPER IN-FLIGHT PLANNING AND DECISION OF THE PILOT TO LAND ON THE STRIP AND THE PILOT'S DELAY IN ATTEMPTING THE GO-AROUND. FACTORS IN THIS ACCIDENT WERE: THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT DUE TO THE WET GRASS AND THE TAIL WIND.
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