NTSB Identification: NYC86LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31838.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 22, 1986 in TIOGA, NY
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N43529
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 PILOT DECIDED TO MAKE AN OFF AIRPORT LANDING AFTER BECOMING CONFUSED AS TO HIS EXACT LOCATION. DURING THE LANDING A WIND FROM THE RIGHT CAUGHT THE AIRCRAFT AND IT DRIFTED LEFT INTO TREES. THE PILOT STATED HE HAD VFR SECTIONAL CHARTS WITH HIM AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

BECAME LOST/DISORIENTED..INATTENTIVE..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

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

PRECAUTIONARY LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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