NTSB Identification: MIA89LA170.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 40271.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 04, 1989 in CEDAR KEY, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/22/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6013E
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 STATED THAT HE HAD NOT FLOWN FOR ABOUT 2 MONTHS & HE MADE 2 TAKEOFFS & LDGS AT HIS HOME ARPT BEFORE DEPARTING FOR CDK. DURING THE 1 HR 20 MIN FLT, THE PLT STATED THE ACFT OPERATED NORMALLY. AT CKD, HE STATED THE WIND SOCK WAS LIMP, SO HE LANDED ON RWY 23. ON TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT BEGAN TO SWERVE TO THE RIGHT, SO HE EXECUTED A GO-ARND. ON THE NEXT LDG, A SIMILAR SWERVE OCCURRED, BUT THE PLT DID NOT ARREST THE SWERVE PRIOR TO THE ACFT LEAVING THE RWY & HITTING A TREE. AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THE NOSE WHEEL STEERING, WHEELS & BRAKES WERE EXAMINED & NO EVIDENCE OF ANY MALFUNCTIONS WERE NOTED. PRELIM REPAIRS WERE MADE TO THE ACFT, & IT WAS FLOWN BACK TO ITS HOME BASE BY ANOTHER PLT WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING LANDING.

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