NTSB Identification: ATL88LA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36439.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 16, 1988 in MYRTLE BEACH, SC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172F, registration: N5244F
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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE BEGAN TO SINK RAPIDLY ABOUT 100 FT ABOVE THE RWY THRESHOLD. HE ADDED PWR AND INITIATED A FLARE. UPON TOUCHDOWN, THE AIRPLANE PITCHED DOWN AND ROLLED RT. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQEUNTLY SKIDDED OFF OF THE RT SIDE OF THE RWY AND NOSED OVER. THE TWR CHIEF CONTROLLER RPTD THAT WIND GUSTS OF 25 KTS AND HIGHER HAD BEEN OBSERVED AT THE ARPT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, AND THAT THE WIND DIRECTION HAD VARIED. HE NOTED THAT ARPT ATIS BROADCASTS HAD INCLUDED WIND GUST ADVISORIES FOR OVER 2 HRS PRECEDING THE ACCIDENT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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