NTSB Identification: LAX88LA171.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36322.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 01, 1988 in QUINCY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/14/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180B, registration: N5104E
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 PLEASURE FLIGHT, WHILE IN THE TRAFFIC PATTERN, THE PILOT NOTED THAT THE WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE. WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, A CORRECTION FOR DRIFT WAS MADE. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, IN GUSTING CONDITIONS, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT WHICH VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY AND NOSED OVER IN THE SOFT DIRT ALONGSIDE THE RUNWAY. THERE WERE NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE AIRCRAFT PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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