NTSB Identification: ATL87LA103.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33275.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 01, 1987 in OLIVER SPRINGS, TN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N2510Y
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 REPORTED THAT THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED HEAVY TURBULENCE AND A STRONG GUSTY X-WIND CLOSE TO THE GROUND WHILE ON SHORT FINAL TO HIS PRIVATE AIRSTRIP. THE PLT ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND AND ENCOUNTERED 'EXTREMELY HEAVY TURBULENCE' DURING A TURNING CLIMBOUT THROUGH AND OVER MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN. THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY FELL BELOW A RIDGE INTO A HOLLOW WHERE IT IMPACTED TREES.

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

STALL/MUSH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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