NTSB Identification: ATL92LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47367.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 21, 1992 in MAXTON, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/11/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N1823R
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 PURPOSE OF THE FLIGHT WAS TO ALLOW ONE PILOT TO ATTAIN PROFICIENCY IN THE TAIL WHEEL EQUIPPED AIRPLANE. HE HAD COMPLETED ABOUT 3.5 HOURS IN THE AIRPLANE. ONE RUNWAY WAS CLOSED SO, RWY 5-23 WAS BEING USED. PRIOR TO DEPARTURE, THE WIND SOCK AT THE RWY END INDICATED THAT THE WINDS WERE FROM 090 AT 8 KTS. THE TERMINAL WIND SOCK SHOWED WINDS FROM 140. THIS WAS A COMMON OCCURRENCE, ACCORDING TO THE PIC. DURING THE FLIGHT, THE PRACTICING PILOT COMMENTED THAT THE CROSS WIND WAS INCREASING. ON THE FINAL LANDING THE AIRPLANE VEERED RIGHT, OFF OF THE RUNWAY, & COLLAPSED THE LEFT MAIN GEAR. THE PILOT SAID THAT AFTERWARDS THE WIND WAS NOTED TO BE ABOUT 190-200 DEGREES AT ABOUT 18 KTS. WITNESSES COMMENTED TO THE PILOT THAT THE WINDS WERE GUSTY AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITION AND THE PILOT-IN-COMMAND'S INADEQUATE SUPERVISION OF THE PILOT IN TRAINING.

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