NTSB Identification: LAX87LA206.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33494.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 16, 1987 in CAREFREE, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA T182, registration: N9545H
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 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.

AT THE END OF A CROSS-COUNTRY FLT, THE PLT WAS APPROACHING THE ARPT FOR LANDING ON RWY 6 AND NOTICED LIGHT TURBULENCE. ON THE FIRST ATTEMPT TO LAND THE PLT WENT AROUND. ON THE SECOND ATTEMPT THE PLT LANDED THE ACFT. APRX 100 FT DOWN THE RWY THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AND DRIFTED TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PLT APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER WITH NO RESPONSE. THE ACFT EXITED THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A WALL. THE UNICOM REPORTED WINDS FROM THE SOUTHEAST AT 5-8 MPH. A FLIGHT SERVICE STATION 13 MILES TO THE SOUTHWEST REPORTED WINDS FROM 130 DEG AT 22 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 37 KTS.

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

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..INACCURATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL

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