NTSB Identification: LAX87LA131.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32493.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 28, 1987 in OATMAN, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/21/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N4786B
Injuries: 3 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.
AT THE END OF A CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TURBULENCE. THE PILOT SET UP FOR A FULL STALL TO LAND IN A THREE POINT ATTITUDE. DURING THE FLARE, A GUST OF WIND FROM THE RIGHT REAR BLEW THE AIRCRAFT TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT ADDED POWER TO REGAIN CONTROL WHEN THE AIRCRAFT RAN OFF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH THE TERRAIN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT HANDLING..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT
WIND INFORMATION..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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