NTSB Identification: LAX86LA174.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30721.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 12, 1986 in MESA, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N6235D
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 LOST CONTROL OF THE ACFT DURING A TOUCH AND GO MANEUVER AND RAN OFF THE RWY. AFTER TOUCHDOWN THE ACFT LIFTED BACK OFF THE GROUND AND DRIFTED RIGHT. THE ACFT THEN SETTLED AND TOUCHED DOWN ON THE RIGHT SHOULDER OF THE RWY. THE PLT THEN NOTICED A DRAINAGE DITCH AND ATTEMPTED A GO-AROUND BY ADDING PWR. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE AGAIN, CLEARED THE DITCH AND IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A NOSE LOW, RIGHT WING LOW ATTITUDE. THE PLT INDICATED ON HIS PILOT/OPERATOR ACCIDENT REPORT THAT THE ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH STOL WINGTIPS AND THAT HE HAD LOGGED A TOTAL OF 4.5 HRS IN THIS MAKE AND MODEL. HE ALSO STATED, 'I THINK I MAY HAVE STALLED THE AIRCRAFT.'

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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