NTSB Identification: CHI87LA006.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32388.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 22, 1986 in DECATUR, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N2896N
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 STATED THAT HE WAS PRACTICING CROSSWIND LANDINGS ON RUNWAY 24 WHEN THE AIRPLANE BOUNCED TWICE. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, HE IMMEDIATELY ADDED POWER AND THEN LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE AND GROUND LOOPED TO THE LEFT. FOLLOWING THE GROUND LOOP, THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE RIGHT AND RAN OFF THE RUNWAY. FIVE MINUTES PRIOR TO THE ACCIDENT, HOWEVER, THE DECATUR FSS REPORTED WINDS FROM 210 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS.

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..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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