NTSB Identification: DEN87LA194.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33881.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 26, 1987 in CUSTER, SD
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/02/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172D, registration: N2346U
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.

THE PLT AND HIS PLT-RATED PAX WERE LANDING ON RWY 7 (4700 FT X 50 FT) AT CUSTER COUNTY ARPT (5602 FT MSL), CUSTER, SD. THE PLT ESTIMATED THE WINDS TO BE FROM 180 DEG AT 15 KTS. ANOTHER PLT AT THE ARPT ESTIMATED THE WINDS TO BE OUT OF THE SE AT 20 TO 25 KTS ALL THAT DAY. THE PLT SAID HE TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RWY AND THE X-WIND BLEW HIM TO THE LEFT. THE PLT TOLD FAA OFFICIALS THAT AS HE STARTED TO FLARE FOR LANDING, THE ACFT STARTED DRIFTING TO THE LEFT. AFTER THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, IT DEPARTED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY AND COLLIDED WITH A ROCK PILE.

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:

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..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

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