NTSB Identification: NYC85LA210.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29453.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 01, 1985 in STORMVILLE, NY
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52503
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, DURING THE SECOND TOUCH AND GO LANDING, AT ABUT 30 FEET FROM TOUCHDOWN, A WIND GUST LIFTED AND VEERED THE AIRCRAFT LEFT OF THE RUNWAY CENTERLINE. THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO GO AROUND APPLIED FULL POWER; HOWEVER, THE LEFT WING COLLIDED WITH A TREE AND THE AIRCRAFT FELL TO THE GROUND IN A NOSE DOWN ATTITUDE. WWITNESSES AT THE AIRPORT DESCRIBED THE ACCIDENT IN A SIMILAR WAY; HOWEVER POWER WAS ADDED AFTER THE AIRCRAFT CONTACTED THE TREE.

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:

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

DESCENT..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..GROUND


Contributing Factors

CLEARANCE..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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