NTSB Identification: NYC89LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38868.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 16, 1989 in HONESDALE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/22/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5517R
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 PILOT STATED THAT WHILE LANDING A GUST OF WIND CAUGHT THE AIRCRAFT FROM THE LEFT AND PUSHED IT OFF THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO SOFT MUD. THE WHEEL DUG INTO THE MUD AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.

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

THE LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL BY THE PILOT DURING LANDING.

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