NTSB Identification: MKC86LA065.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29939.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 02, 1986 in GRAIN VALLEY, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N3979L
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.

THE PIC WAS MAKING A ROUNDTRIP FLT TO NUMEROUS AIRPORTS ACROSS KANSAS AND MISSOURI. THE OWNER OF THE AIRCRAFT WAS ABOARD FOR THE TRIP WHICH WAS FOR PLEASURE. THE PIC HAD OBTAINED WEATHER INFO AND WAS APPRISED OF THE WIND CONDITIONS FOR HIS ROUTE OF FLT. UPON LANDING AT GRAIN VALLEY AIRPORT, THE PIC LANDED ON ONE GEAR AND THE ACFT BOUNCED INTO THE AIR. THE ACFT FINALLY SETTLED ON BOTH MAIN GEAR, BUT WHEN THE NOSE GEAR SETTLED THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE EAST WEST RWY. NO LANDING GEAR PBLM WAS NOTED AFTER THE LANDING. THE PIC STATED THAT AFTER THE NOSE GEAR MADE CONTACT WITH THE RWY IT VEERED LEFT AND HE WAS UNABLE TO CORRECT THE PBLM BEFORE DEPARTING THE SIDE OF THE RWY. WIND WAS BLOWING FROM 310 DEGREES MAGNETIC AT 15 KTS WITH RPTS FM THE ACCIDENT AIRPORT OF WIND GUST TO 22 KTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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..CROSSWIND

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