NTSB Identification: ATL89LA010.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38068.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 08, 1988 in GREENSBORO, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/29/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177, registration: N29550
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PLT HAD LANDED AT SOUTHEAST GREENSBORO EARLIER. HE DEPARTED ON RWY 35 AND REMAINED IN CLOSED TRAFFIC FOR LANDING. THE TD WAS MADE IN THE FIRST 100 FEET OF THE DOWNSLOPED RWY AT ABOUT 70 MPH. THE FLAPS WERE RETRACTED AND THE PLT REPTD THAT A GUST OF WIND AND THE DOWNSLOPED RWY CAUSED HIM TO BECOME AIRBORNE. CONTROL INPUTS TO CORRECT THE DRIFT WERE INEFFECTIVE. THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH A PINE TREE THAT WAS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 50 FEET FROM THE EDGE OF THE RUNWAY. THE US GOVT FLT INFO PUBLICATION FOR THE SOUTHEAST INDICATES THAT PRACTICE LANDINGS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON RWY 35. THE NEAREST WX REPORTING FACILITY WAS LOCATED 15 NW OF THE ARPT. THEIR RECORDED WIND 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE ACCD WAS OUT OF 220 DEGREES AT 2 KNOTS.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DOWNHILL

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