NTSB Identification: LAX85LA212.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28012.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 20, 1985 in BORON, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N55448
Injuries: 1 Minor.

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 ON A CROSS COUNTRY BUSINESS FLT, THE PLT SAID HE BECAME CONCERNED ABOUT AN INDICATED LOW FUEL STATE AND DECIDED TO MAKE A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING. TWO APPROACHES HAD TO BE ABANDONED DUE TO WHAT THE PLT DESCRIBED AS 'THE MOST DIFFICULT X-WIND CONDITIONS AND GUSTS' THAT HE HAD EVER EXPERIENCED. AFTER TOUCHDOWN ON THE THIRD LANDING ATTEMPT, PLT SAID THE ACFT 'LURCHED LEFT, THEN FORWARD AND UP OVER ONTO ITS BACK.' A SHERIFF'S DEPUTY WHO ARRIVED AT THE AIRPORT SHORTLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT STATED THAT THE LOCAL SURFACE WINDS 'WERE 40 TO 50 MILES PER HOUR.'

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,LANDING CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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