NTSB Identification: NYC87LA091.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33201.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 17, 1987 in ENDICOTT, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172-M, registration: N80583
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 CESSNA 172 WAS MAKING A LANDING ON RUNWAY 21 WHEN IT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY TO THE RIGHT AND STRUCK A SNOW BANK. THE AIRCRAFT RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE AND THE SOLE OCCUPANT, THE PILOT, WAS UNINJURED. THE WINDS WERE REPORTED TO BE FROM 330' AT LESS THAN 8 KTS. WHEN THE AIRCRAFT WAS EXAMINED BY A MECHANIC AFTER THE ACCIDENT. HE NOTED THAT ALL WHEELS ROTATED FREELY AND THE NOSEWHEEL STRUT WAS EXTENDED AND LOCKED WITH WEIGHT OFF THE NOSEWHEEL.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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