NTSB Identification: MIA88LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35797.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 16, 1988 in TAMPA, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182Q, registration: N5244N
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.

DURING THE LANDING ROLL THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY, TRAVELLED THROUGH A RETENTION POND, NOSED OVER & CAME TO REST. ACCORDING TO A PLT WHO LANDED SHORTLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT, HE HAD HIS HANDS FULL LANDING ON THE SAME RWY DUE TO A 'STIFF CROSSWIND'. THE PILOT OF N5244N SAID THERE WAS NO MECHANICAL FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. A WEATHER OBSERVATION TAKEN AT AN ARPT APRX 10 NMI NORTHEAST OF THE ACCIDENT SITE APRX 31 MINUTES AFTER THE ACCIDENT, INDICATED WINDS TO BE FROM 080 DEGREES AT 13 KNTS WITH GUSTS TO 21 KNTS. ACCORDING TO AN OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICER WHO RESPONDED TO THE SCENE, THE PLT SMELLED OF ALCOHOL & HAD DIFFICULTY UNDERSTANDING QUESTIONS THAT WERE BEING ASKED. THE PLT LEFT THE SCENE IMMEDIATELY & WAS NOT LOCATED IN TIME TO REQUEST THAT HE SUBMIT TO TOXICOLOGICAL TESTING.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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