NTSB Identification: NYC85LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28301.
Accident occurred Saturday, May 04, 1985 in POESTENKILL, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA C172, registration: N172TD
Injuries: 1 Serious,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.

CESSNA 172TD ENCOUNTERED STRONG GUSTY CROSSWIND WHILE TAKING FROM RENSSELAER AIRPARK AND DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST. THE AIRCRAFT VERRED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OFF THE RUN-WAY AND COLLID WITH THE TERRAIN. FULL RIGHT RUDDER WAS APPLIED TO CORRECT THE DEVIATION. BUT AIRCRAFT CONTINUED TO ROLL INTO THE TREES.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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