NTSB Identification: BFO89LA025.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 39027.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 23, 1989 in RAVENSWOOD, WV
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/11/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 170A, registration: N9187A
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS WERE FROM THE EAST AND THE AIRPORT UNICOM REPORTED LOCAL TRAFFIC WAS USING RUNWAY 03. THE PILOT SAID THAT HE DECIDED TO USE RUNWAY 21. UPON TOUCHDOWN THE PILOT LOST CONTROL AND THE AIRPLANE GROUNDLOOPED. POST CRASH EXAMINATION OF THE AIRPLANE BY AN FAA INSPECTOR DISCLOSED NO PRECRASH FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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

THE PILOTS DECISION TO LAND WITH A TAILWIND AND INADEQUATELY COMPENSATING FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS.

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