NTSB Identification: LAX85LA369.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29855.
Accident occurred Monday, August 26, 1985 in GRASS VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N67488
Injuries: 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.

AT THE CONCLUSION OF A LOCAL SOLO INSTRUCTIONAL FLT, THE PLT LOST CONTROL DURING A GO AROUND ATTEMPT AND CRASHED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. WHILE APPROACHING THE AIRPORT, THE PLT SAID THE UNICOM ADVISED THE WINDS AS LIGHT AND VARIABLE. ON SHORT FINAL FOR RWY 7, PLT SAID A '25 KT CROSS WIND' GUST BEGAN DRIFTING THE AIRCRAFT OFF THE RUNWAY AND HE INITIATED A GO AROUND. AFTER ADDING FULL POWER, PLT SAID HE 'LIFTED THE NOSE TOO HIGH, DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH RIGHT RUDDER AND THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND CRASHED.

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

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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