NTSB Identification: CHI88LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37633.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 1988 in BOYCEVILLE, WI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N3804V
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.

SHORTLY AFTER LIFT-OFF, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND AND THE PILOT FAILED TO COMPENSATE ADEQUATELY FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS. THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A LOSS OF AIRCRAFT CONTROL AND DECIDED TO REJECT THE TAKEOFF AND EXECUTE A LANDING. THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SANDY GROUND ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. BRAKING EFFECTIVENESS WAS REDUCED DUE TO THE SANDY CONDITION OF THE SOIL; THE PILOT WAS UNABLE TO PREVENT THE AIRCRAFT FROM CONTINUING INTO A DITCH AFTER THE LANDING.

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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