NTSB Identification: LAX87LA090.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36649.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 17, 1987 in YUCCA VALLEY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N2293D
Injuries: 2 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 REPORTED THAT DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL, A WIND GUST CAUSED THE LEFT WING TO RAISE AND THE AIRPLANE VEERED TO THE RIGHT. HE IMMEDIATELY APPLIED LEFT AILERON AND RUDDER, BUT TO NO AVAIL. THE AIRPLANE WENT OFF THE RUNWAY, HIT A TREE AND FENCE, AND SUBSEQUENTLY CAME TO REST WITH ITS NOSE IN A DRAINED SWIMMING POOL. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL MALFUNCTION OR FAILURE WAS REPORTED. THE WIND WAS REPORTED TO BE FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 25 GUSTING 30 KNOTS. THE MAXIMUM DEMONSTRATED CROSSWIND CAPABILITY OF THE AIRPLANE WAS 17 KTS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


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