NTSB Identification: CHI85LA146.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27528.
Accident occurred Thursday, March 21, 1985 in BRIGHTON, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172L, registration: N2839Q
Injuries: 1 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WHILE ATTEMPTING TO EXECUTE A GO-AROUND WITH A 90 DEGREE CROSSWIND, VELOCITY 16 KMPH, GUSTING TO 28 KMPH, THE ACFT APPARENTLY STALLED JUST AFTER BECOMING AIRBORNE. IT IMPACTED THE GROUND ABOUT 300 FEET WEST OF THE RWY. WITNESSES STATED THAT THE ACFT APPEARED TO TAKE OFF WITH FULL FLAPS EXTENDED. THE OWNER'S MANUAL DOES NOT LIST A CROSSWIND VELOCITY BUT DOES STATE THAT 15 KMPH AT 90 DEGREES IS ACCEPTABLE WITH NORMAL PILOTING TECHNIQUES.

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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