NTSB Identification: LAX88LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35808.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 18, 1988 in TEMECULA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5135K
Injuries: 3 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.

AT THE END OF A LOCAL PLEASURE FLIGHT, WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THERE WAS A STRONG CROSSWIND. JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN THE WING LIFTED AND THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND COLLIDED WITH A WIND TEE. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS REPORTED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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