NTSB Identification: FTW84LA162.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23922.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 03, 1984 in BRAITHWAITE, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N7368H
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.

THE PLT SAID THAT WHEN HE APPLIED POWER FOR TAKEOFF HE OVERCORRECTED AND THE ACFT VEERED RIGHT. HE ATTEMPTED TO ABORT BUT SAW A DITCH AND REAPPLIED POWER. THE ACFT HIT THE DITCH AND COLLAPSED THE LANDING GEAR. THE PLT THOUGHT MAYBE THE BRAKES LOCKED BUT AN FAA INSPECTOR EXAMINED THE ACFT & FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF A BRAKE MALFUNCTION

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

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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