NTSB Identification: CHI88LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37683.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 1988 in KELLEY'S ISLAND, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N62920
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 CROSSING THE RUNWAY THRESHOLD ON FINAL APPROACH, THE PILOT EXPERIENCED A WIND SHIFT AND ELECTED TO ATTEMPT A GO-AROUND. THE PILOT DISCONTINUED THE ATTEMPTED GO-AROUND WHEN HE JUDGED THAT HE WOULD BE UNABLE TO CLEAR TREES LOCATED AT THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT 'FORCED' A LANDING WITH 'ABOUT 100 YARDS' OF RUNWAY REMAINING, AND WAS UNABLE TO STOP THE AIRCRAFT BEFORE IT RAN OFF THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT CONTINUED ACROSS A ROAD, AND ONTO THE GRASSY OVERRUN, WHERE THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR STRUCK A SMALL DITCH. THE AIRCRAFT VEERED TO THE LEFT, THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED, AND THE AIRCRAFT CAME TO A STOP IN SOME BRUSH AT THE EDGE OF THE TREES.

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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