NTSB Identification: ATL89LA062.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38890.
Accident occurred Friday, December 23, 1988 in SANDUSKY, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/16/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A, registration: N1176D
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 PLT LANDED THE ACFT ON RWY 27 IN WINDS THAT HE ESTIMATED WERE FROM 240 DEG AT 10 TO 15 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 25 KTS. HE STATED THAT WHEN THE GROUNDSPEED HAD SLOWED TO ABOUT 20 KTS, THE LEFT WING STARTED TO RAISE. HE APPLIED FULL POWER & THE ACFT LIFTED OFF THE GROUND; HOWEVER, IT DRIFTED TO THE RIGHT, STRUCK SMALL TREES & SHRUBS, THEN CRASHED. THE PLT INDICATED THAT HIS LEFT KNEE MAY HAVE MOVED THE STICK TO THE RIGHT (CENTERING THE STICK) AS HE WAS REACHING FOR THE FLAP HANDLE DURING THE ROLL-OUT. APRX 35 MI EAST AT CLEVELAND, THE 1451 EST WIND WAS FROM 250 DEG AT 18 GUSTING 26 KTS.

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

FLIGHT CONTROLS..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..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..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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