NTSB Identification: NYC85FGT01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 32527.
Accident occurred Tuesday, February 12, 1985 in BARRVILLE, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA 335, registration: N6821C
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE CESSNA 335 WAS MAKING A CONTACT APPROACH WHEN IT FLEW INTO THE GROUND. THE AIRCRAFT RECEIVED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE AND THE PILOT RECEIVED SERIOUS INJURIES. WINDS IN THE AREA WERE REPORTED AT 25 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS. VISUAL METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS WERE REPORTED TO HAVE PREVAILED AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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

CLEARANCE..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

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



Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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