NTSB Identification: DEN85LA081.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27188.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 19, 1985 in RIFLE, CO
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N1169Q
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 HAD BEEN PRACTICING TAKEOFFS AND LANDINGS WITH WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS A SLIGHT 90 DEG X-WIND. DURING THE FINAL LANDING, THE PLT REPORTED, THE RIGHT WING ROSE AND THE LEFT WING DROPPED CONTACTING THE GROUND. HE WAS ABLE TO LEVEL THE ACFT AND INITIATE AN ABORTED LANDING, HOWEVER, THE ACFT CONTACTED A SNOW BANK ALONG THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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