NTSB Identification: LAX84LA212.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24276.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 10, 1984 in PACOIMA, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N52702
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING THE OVERFLIGHT OF THE UNCONTROLLED FIELD, BOTH PLTS NOTICED THAT THE WIND TEE INDICATED RWY 12 AS THE LANDING DIRECTION. DURING LANDING, THE ACFT FLOATED & TOUCHED DOWN ABOUT 2/3 DOWN THE RWY. THE ACFT STRUCK A FENCE & TREES AT THE END OF THE RWY. SHORTLY AFTER THE ACCIDENT, SEVERAL ACFT MADE GO-AROUNDS DUE TO EXCESSIVE FLOATING. THE WIND TEE HADTO BE MANUALLY ALIGNED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE WIND SOCK, MOUNTED ON TOP OF THE TEE. THE WIND SOCK WAS FADED & DIFFICULT TO DISCRIMINATE FROM THE BRIGHT ORANGE COLOR OF THE WIND TEE. THE INSTRUCTOR PLT REPORTED THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTH AT 15 KTS.

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND(CFI)



Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR..INACCURATE


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT OPERATIONS..INADEQUATE..AIRPORT PERSONNEL



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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