NTSB Identification: DEN85LA192.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29346.
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 17, 1985 in MISSOULA, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N8252A
Injuries: 3 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 PILOT STATED THAT HE DID NOT USE PROPER TECHNIQUE AND DID NOT MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WHILE LANDING IN A BRISK AND DIRECT CROSSWIND. THE AIRPLANE WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED IN THE HARD LANDING THAT WAS FOLLOWED BY A GROUND LOOP.

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..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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