NTSB Identification: BFO88LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37856.
Accident occurred Monday, June 06, 1988 in GAITHERSBURG, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N65720
Injuries: 4 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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A CROSSWIND GUST. THE ACFT DRIFTED LEFT OF THE RWY WHERE IT COLLIDED WITH TREES. THE PLT REPORTED NO MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..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..GUSTS

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