NTSB Identification: LAX87LA258.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35765.
Accident occurred Tuesday, July 07, 1987 in HAWTHORNE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1466U
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.

DRG AN APCH TO RWY 25, THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH THE OMNI DIRECTIONAL APCH LIGHTING SYSTEM (ODALS). THE PLT INDCD THAT SHE ENCTRD A DOWNDRAFT ON SHORT FINAL & APPLIED FULL POWER; HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTD TO DSCND & STRUCK ONE OF THE ODALS LIGHT COVER LENSES WITH A WING STRUT. AFTER HITTING THE ODALS, THE ACFT CONTD TO FLY & WAS LANDED ON RWY 25. NO PREIMPACT MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WERE RPRTD. TOWER PERSONNEL RPRTD THE WIND WAS FROM 280 AT 9 KTS.

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

AIRSPEED..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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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