NTSB Identification: MIA88LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35932.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 20, 1988 in MACON, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N4489Q
Injuries: 1 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 PLT STATED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, THE LEFT LNDG GEAR FAILED CAUSING THE ACFT TO SWERVE OFF THE RWY & INTO A DITCH BORDERING THE RWY. AN EXAM BY FAA PERSONNEL REVEALED TIRE MARKS ON THE RWY WHICH CONTINUED OFF THE RWY & INTO THE DITCH. ACCORDING TO THE FAA, THE GEAR FAILED DUE TO EXCESSIVE SIDE OVERLOAD & IMPACT WITH THE DITCH.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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