NTSB Identification: LAX85LA277.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29003.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 15, 1985 in HEALDSBURG, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N6721H
Injuries: 2 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.

THE PLT STATED HIS APCH WAS NORMAL BUT WHEN REACHING THE RWY THRESHOLD, THE DESCENT SEEMED TO STOP. THERE WAS A REPORTEDHEADWIND OF 30 KTS. HE THEN APPLIED FULL FLAPS. SECONDS LAT ER LIFT WAS LOST AND THE PLT APPLIED FULL PWR FOR A GO AROUND. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN AND BOUNCED. THE PLT STATED A GUST OF X-WIND CAUGHT THE ACFT AND IT WINDMILLED OFF THE RUNWAY, DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND INTO A GULLY WHERE IT NOSED OVER.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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