NTSB Identification: MIA88LA253.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36442.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 11, 1988 in TUPELO, MS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/09/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N2344U
Injuries: 1 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 PRIVATE PILOT LANDED ON RUNWAY 18 AFTER COMPLETING A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT. DURING LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A DOWNWIND GUST OF WIND AND THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT WHILE ON THE GROUND. THE PROPELLER AND RIGHT WING WERE SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED.

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..TAILWIND

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