NTSB Identification: SEA88LA088.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35834.
Accident occurred Friday, May 06, 1988 in HOOD RIVER, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N12659
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.
PLT HAD DIVERTED BACK ALONG COURSE TO LAND BECAUSE OF OBSERVED WX AHEAD. ON LATE FINAL, A STRONG WIND GUST TIPPED THE ACFT TO NEAR WINGS-VERTICAL ATTITUDE. PLT MANAGED TO CORRECT TO WINGS LEVEL BUT COULD NOT CONTROL ALTITUDE LOSS BEFORE GROUND CONTACT. PLT STATED WINDS AT THE TIME WERE 250 DEG AT 30 KTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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