NTSB Identification: ATL89LA027.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37853.
Accident occurred Monday, November 07, 1988 in GREENSBORO, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/03/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 182H, registration: N2358X
Injuries: 2 Minor,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.
PIC WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND AT UNFAMILIAR AIRPORT WITH NARROW RWY, 25 FEET WIDE, BOUNDED BY TREES. HE DID NOT DETERMINE WIND OTHER THAN ITS GENERAL DIRECTION. CROSSWIND WAS FOUR KNOTS. ON SHORT FINAL, AFTER CROSSING OVER TREES THAT WERE APPROACH OBSTACLES, WITH FULL FLAPS EXTENDED, HE NOTICED THAT THE ACFT WAS DRIFTING TOWARD THE RIGHT BOUNDARY TREES. HE YAWED THE NOSE TO THE LEFT SLIGHTLY. PILOTS MANUAL STATES THAT THE WING DOWN CROSSWIND CORRECTION METHOD GIVES THE BEST CONTROL. JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN THE PIC ELECTED TO GO AROUND. THE RIGHT WING STRUCK THE TREES ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT TWO OF THE FIVE PAX WERE CHILDREN.
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:REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND
LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND
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