NTSB Identification: ATL87LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35325.
Accident occurred Monday, June 08, 1987 in STEUBENVILLE, OH
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/27/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172G, registration: N3644L
Injuries: 2 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.

PIC RPTED HE FLEW OVER AIRPORT AND NOTED WIND DIRECTION AS 290-300 DEGREES ON WIND INDICATOR. HE ENTERED DOWNWIND FOR RWY 31 AT UNCONTROLLED FIELD. NORMAL APPROACH FLOWN WITH FULL FLAPS ON FINAL WITH LEFT CROSSWIND CORRECTION. ABOUT 30-40 FEET ABOVE RWY, ACFT QUIT FLYING AND DROPPED. PIC SAID HE RECOVERED JUST ABOVE RWY. GUST LIFTED LEFT WING, AND RIGHT WING TIP SCRAPED RWY. PIT, 23 MILES EAST, HAD WIND 240/15G21. OWNERS MANUAL STATES USE MIN FLAP SETTING IN STRONG CROSSWINDS.

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:

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

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

LOWERING OF FLAPS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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