NTSB Identification: DEN87LA240.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34984.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 13, 1987 in FORT COLLINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 177B, registration: N34157
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.

DURING THE APPROACH TO FORT COLLINS DOWNTOWN AIRPORT, THE PILOT REPORTED ENCOUNTERING MODERATE TURBULENCE. AT TOUCHDOWN ON RUNWAY 11, A CROSSWIND GUST PUSHED THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO THE GRASS. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED AND CAME TO A STOP NOSE DOWN.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DARK NIGHT

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