NTSB Identification: SEA89LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38531.
Accident occurred Monday, May 29, 1989 in BEND, OR
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B, registration: N2770G
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.

WHILE CONCENTRATING ON CROSSWIND APPROACH, PLT ALLOWED ACFT TO CONTACT TREE TOPS. ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY LANDED HARD TO SIDE OF RUNWAY. THE PLT SAID THE TREES DAMAGED THE AILERONS AND HE HAD DIFFICULTY IN MAINTAINING DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING THE DESCENT.

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

THE PILOT ALLOWED HIS ATTENTION TO BE DIVERTED BY A CROSSWIND AND FAILED TO MAINTAIN CLEARANCE FROM TREES ON APPROACH.

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