NTSB Identification: LAX88LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35810.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 08, 1988 in COLUMBIA, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N8216E
Injuries: 4 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 END OF A PLEASURE FLIGHT, WHILE ON SHORT FINAL OVER THE LANDING THRESHOLD, THE LEFT WING SUDDENLY LIFTED. THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT WHICH COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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