NTSB Identification: LAX85LA285.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29004.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 12, 1985 in GARBERVILLE, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N12385
Injuries: 4 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.

THE PLT TOOK OFF IN A RIGHT QUARTERING X-WIND OF ABOUT 45 DEGS AT 15 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 20 KTS. THERE WERE FOUR PERSONS AND 30 GALS OF FUEL ON BOARD. THE RWY WAS 2500 FT IN LENGTH.THE PLT STATED THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER LIFTOFF A GUST OF WIND PUSHED THE ACFT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE ACFT WAS STILL LOW ENOUGH TO THE GROUND THAT ITS LANDING GEAR ANDHORIZONTAL STABILIZER CONTACTED A MOUND OF DIRT WHICH WAS 2 TO 3 FT HIGH. THIS CONTACT SUBSEQUENTLY DAMAGED THE ACFT WHICH CONTINUED FLT TO IT'S PREPLANNED DESTINATION BEFORE LANDING.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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