NTSB Identification: LAX90LA207.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42752.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 03, 1990 in COLUSA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/09/1992
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N21Y
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AT THE TIME OF THE PILOT'S DEPARTURE HE WAS AWARE THAT THE LOCAL SURFACE WIND WAS STRONG ENOUGH TO REQUIRE BRAKES TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL. AN HOUR LATER UPON THE PILOT'S RETURN HE MADE A FULL FLAP LANDING. THE PILOT REPORTED HE WAS AWARE THE WIND WAS 90 DEGREES TO THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A STRONG GUST OF WIND. THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY, WENT INTO A DITCH AND 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 DURING TOUCHDOWN.

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