NTSB Identification: LAX85LA245.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27945.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 04, 1985 in JACKSON, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N76086
Injuries: 2 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.

PRIVATE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF HIS TAIL WHEEL ACFT AFTER LANDING ON RWY 19, GROUND LOOPED AND NOSED OVER IN A DITCH. WIND WAS FROM 270 DEGREES AT 10 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 15 KTS. HE REPORTED NO MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS WITH THE ACFT.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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