NTSB Identification: BFO88LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36490.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 1988 in GAITHERSBURG, MD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/10/1989
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N86346
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.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT THE LOCAL WINDS WERE VARYING FROM 340 DEGREES TO 360 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS GUSTING TO 20 KNOTS. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DUE TO GUSTY WINDS WHILE ON LANDING ROLL. THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED A VASI LIGHT AND THEN A DITCH.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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