NTSB Identification: NYC88LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37702.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 01, 1988 in SOUTHBRIDGE, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N75762
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.

DURING TAKEOFF FROM SOUTHBRIDGE AIRPORT, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A CROSSWIND. THE AIRCRAFT STARTED DRIFTING TO THE RIGHT EVEN THOUGH FULL LEFT AILERON AND FULL POWER WERE BEING APPLIED. THE PILOT CUT THE POWER TO ABORT THE TAKEOFF, AND THE AIRCRAFT IMPACTED A SNOWBANK.

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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