NTSB Identification: LAX86LA150.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32694.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 02, 1986 in ROSAMOND, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N666BH
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 REPORTED THAT HE SUCCESSFULLY TOUCHED DOWN DURING CONDITIONS OF A RIGHT, 90 DEG. CROSSWIND. THE PLT STATED THAT A GUST WAS THEN ENCOUNTERED WHICH 'WEATHER COCKED' HIS ACFT. AS HE ATTEMPTED TO REALIGN THE ACFT WITH THE RWY THE DOWNWIND WING CONTACTED THE RWY SURFACE & CONTOL WAS LOST. THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY, NOSED OVER & CAME TO REST IN A FIELD ADJACENT TO THE RWY.

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 CORRECTED..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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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