NTSB Identification: LAX86LA350.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31457.
Accident occurred Saturday, September 13, 1986 in NOVATO, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N7181G
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 PILOT ATTEMPTED A CROSSWIND LANDING AT THE END OF A PLEASURE CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OCCURRED ON SHORT FINAL AND THE AIRCRAFT DRIFTED RIGHT OF THE RUNWAY. A GO-AROUND WAS ATTEMPTED WITHOUT SUCCESS AND THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY WHERE IT CONTACTED A DITCH AND NOSED OVER.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..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..DITCH


Contributing Factors

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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