NTSB Identification: CHI87LA216.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34331.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 20, 1987 in WASHINGTON, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N473CJ
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PILOT WAS LANDING THE AIRCRAFT, AFTER RETURNING FROM A PERSONAL CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT, WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED A CROSSWIND GUST AND 'VEERED STRONGLY TO THE RIGHT.' THE PILOT THEN DECIDED TO ABORT THE LANDING AND PROCEEDED TO ADD FULL POWER FOR A GO-AROUND. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, THE GUST OF WIND WAS 'PUSHING' THE AIRCRAFT INTO THE TREES AT THE EAST END OF THE FIELD AND IN AN ATTEMPT TO MISS THE TREES HE PULLED BACK ON THE YOKE. THE AIRCRAFT CLEARED THE TREES BUT JUST AS IT PASSED OVER THE TREE LINE, THE AIRCRAFT STALLED TO THE RIGHT. THE PILOT STATED HE APPLIED LEFT RUDDER AND LOWERED THE NOSE BUT THE AIRCRAFT ATTEMPTED TO ROLL INVERTED AND IMPACTED THE GROUND WITH THE LEFT WING FIRST, CART-WHEELING THE AIRCRAFT IN A CORN FIELD.

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:

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

STALL/MUSH..ENCOUNTERED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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