NTSB Identification: MKC87LA173.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35203.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 19, 1987 in FESTUS, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N13568
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 CFI WAS GIVING INST TO A PVT PLT WHO WAS UNDERGOING A BIENNIAL FLT REVIEW. THE PVT PLT CMPLTD THE MANEUVERS AND RET TO THE ARPT. THE LNDG WAS ABORTED AND A GO-AROUND WAS MADE. THE CFI TOOK CONTROL AND EXECUTED ANOTHER APPCH. THE PVT PLT WAS TO MONITOR AN AIRSPD OF 70 MPH RECMND BY THE CFI AS THE APPROPRIATE APPCH SPD. THE CFI INTENDED THE PVT PLT TO FOLLOW THIS LEAD ON THE NEXT LNDG. THE CFI ADJUSTED FLAPS FM 30 TO 40 DEG'S ON SHORT FINAL AND ADDED SOME PWR TO MAINTAIN 70 MPH INDICATED. THE CFI THEN STATED HE ENCOUNTERED WHAT HE PERCEIVED AS WIND SHEAR IN THE VICINITY OF HEAVY WOODS NEAR THE RWY APPROACH. WINDS WERE FM 300 DEG MAG AT 13 KTS CREATING A X-WIND LNDG COMPONENT. THE CFI STATED THAT HE ADDED PWR AND CHGD ACFT PITCH ATTITUDE, TO ARREST THE DESCENT. THE ACFT SUBSEQUENTLY IMPACTED UNEVEN TERRAIN SHORT OF THE RWY. THE TREES HAVE BEEN TARGETED FOR REMVL FOR SOMETIME. LCL PILOTS WERE AWARE OF THE DANGER, BUT WINDESPREAD KNOWLEDGE OF IT IS NOT. THE TREES REMAIN TO THIS DATE.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

ALTITUDE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)

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

GO-AROUND..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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