NTSB Identification: SEA91LA172.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44455.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 13, 1991 in SHELTON, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1993
Aircraft: CESSNA 150H, registration: N50081
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.

WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH TO A DIRT ROAD, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRPLANE STARTED TO DRIFT TO THE LEFT FROM WHAT APPEARED TO BE A GUST OF WIND. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND, HOWEVER, THE AIRPLANE TOUCHED DOWN AND VEERED TO THE LEFT OF THE ROAD AND COLLIDED WITH SEVERAL FIR TREES.

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

INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND. FACTORS TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: DELAYED GO-AROUND GUSTING WINDS, POOR COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS, AND UNSUITABLE TERRAIN.

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