NTSB Identification: MKC86LA063.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29955.
Accident occurred Friday, February 21, 1986 in ALLIANCE, NE
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N3400C
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.

THE PLT HAD JUST COMPLETED A BIENNIAL FLIGHT REVIEW IN ALLIANCE, NEBRASKA AND WAS RETURNING TO LAND ON HIS RANCH PROPERTY SOUTH OF ALLIANCE. WIND RPTS FM THE ALLIANCE AIRPORT, AND THE FAA FLIGHT SERVICE STATION IN SCOTTSBLUFF, INDICATED WINDS GENERALLY FM THE SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT SPEEDS FM 14 TO 26 KNOTS. THE PLT WAS AWARE OF THE WIND CONDITIONS IN THE AREA, BUT LANDED DOWNWIND ON A ROAD HE USES FOR A LANDING STRIP ON HIS RANCH PROPERTY. THE PLT LOST CONTROL DURING THE LANDING ROLL AND VEERED OFF THE SIDE OF THE ROAD INTO UNEVEN TERRAIN. THE WING STRUCK TERRAIN DURING THE DEPARTURE FM THE ROAD SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGING THE AIRCRAFT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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