NTSB Identification: ATL88LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35234.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 03, 1987 in THOMSON, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5266E
Injuries: 4 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 LDG ROLL ON RWY 28, A CROSSWIND GUST CAUSED THE AIRPLANE TO BECOME AIRBORNE AGAIN. THE PLT ADDED FULL PWR AND ATTEMPTED TO ABORT THE LDG. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY DRIFTED TO THE DOWNWIND SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND IMPACTED RISING TERRAIN. THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS AWARE OF THE GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITIONS AT THE ARPT PRIOR TO THE LDG. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE WINDS AT THE TIME WERE FROM 340 DEG AT 15-20 KTS, WITH UNKNOWN VELOCITY GUSTS. A WX REPORTING STATION 30 NM AWAY REPORTED WINDS FROM 360 DEG AT 18KTS, WITH GUSTS OF 25 KTS. THE CESSNA 172M POH STATES THAT THE MAX ALLOWABLE X-WIND VELOCITY DEPENDS UPON PLT CAPABILITY AS WELL AS ACFT LIMITATIONS. THE POH NOTES THAT DIRECT X-WINDS OF 15 KTS CAN BE HANDLED SAFELY W/AVG PLT TECHNIQUE.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,LANDING CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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