NTSB Identification: ATL85LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27711.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 03, 1985 in PRENTISS, MS
Aircraft: CESSNA A188B, registration: N4884Q
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.

THERE WAS NO WIND AS THE PLT TOOK OFF TO PROCEED TO AN AG SITE; HOWEVER, BY THE TIME HE ARRIVED, THE WIND HAD BEGUN TO BLOW. REPORTEDLY, HE LANDED DOWNWIND ON A RURAL ROAD IN WINDS THAT WERE FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 10 GUSTING TO 15 KTS. THE PLT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND AS HE TOUCHED DOWN & LOST CONTROL. THE ACFT THEN WENT IN A DITCH & HIT A BANK.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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