NTSB Identification: CHI89LA021.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38173.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 02, 1988 in SPRINGFIELD, IL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N5596C
Injuries: 2 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 CONVENTIONAL LANDING GEAR EQUIPPED AIRPLANE WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED WHEN IT NOSED DOWN AFTER GROUND LOOPING DURING A LANDING ATTEMPT. VMC PREVAILED AND A 90 DEGREE RIGHT CROSSWIND, BLOWING AT 12 KNOTS, WAS PRESENT. THE PILOT RELATES IN HIS STATEMENT THAT AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE AIRPLANE TURNED RIGHT AND THE LEFT WING WENT DOWN. THE AIRPLANE NOSED DOWN WHEN THE MAIN LANDING GEAR LEFT THE RUNWAY.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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