NTSB Identification: SEA86LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29348.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 12, 1985 in LEBANON, OR
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5790J
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.

A LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OCCURRED DURING LANDING ROLL. THE ACFT VEERED TO THE RIGHT, STRUCK A DITCH AND THEN NOSED OVER. A HELICOPTER WAS HOVERING TO THE LEFT OF THE LANDING RWY, PROBABLY CAUSING ENOUGH WAKE TURBULENCE TO CAUSE THE LOSS OF DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS WERE ALSO PRESENT.

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

PLANNED APPROACH..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT UNDERSTOOD..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..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE

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