NTSB Identification: LAX88LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37152.
Accident occurred Wednesday, November 25, 1987 in SACRAMENTO, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/26/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N75825
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.

A CESSNA 172N VEERED OFF RUNWAY 30. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT A GUST OF WIND LIFTED THE LEFT WING RESULTING IN THE RIGHT WING SCRAPING THE RUNWAY SURFACE. THE AIRPLANE SUBSEQUENTLY GROUND LOOPED TO THE RIGHT AND DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. THE WINDS WERE REPORTED TO BE FROM 350 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS GUSTING TO 27 KNOTS DURING THE SCHEDULED RECORD OBSERVATION AT 1248 HOURS PST, APPROXIMATELY 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT. THE SAC AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER HAD ISSUED A LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR ADVISORY TO THE PILOT WHEN THEY CLEARED HIM TO LAND. AT 1337 HOURS PST A SPECIAL OBSERVATION AS A RESULT OF THE AIRPLANE ACCIDENT RECORDED THE WINDS FROM 330 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS GUSTING TO 31 KNOTS.

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..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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