NTSB Identification: ATL87LA238.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34847.
Accident occurred Monday, August 24, 1987 in MARIETTA, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N64191
Injuries: 1 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 STUDENT PLT WAS RETURNING TO HIS HOME AIRPORT AFTER RECEIVING A NOTICE OF DISAPPROVAL FOR HIS PVT PLT PRACTICAL TEST. WHILE ON FINAL APCH TO LAND, HE NOTED A QUARTERING X-WIND & ELECTED TO USE THE CRAB METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DRIFT. JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, HE REMOVED THE CRAB & TOUCHED DOWN IN A RIGHT DRIFT. HE SAID HE APPLIED LEFT RUDDER & THE ACFT COMPLETED A 360 DEG LEFT TURN (GROUND LOOP) ON THE RWY. THE PROP & RGT WING WERE DAMAGED DURING THE OCCURRENCE.THE 1402 WIND AT MARIETTA, GA WAS FROM 280 DEG AT 2 KTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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