NTSB Identification: FTW84LA201.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24725.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 15, 1984 in GRAND ISLE, LA
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N2177Q
Injuries: 4 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 ESTIMATED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHEAST AT 15 KTS GUSTING TO 25 KTS. DURING AN EASTERLY TAKEOFF FROM A PRIVATE STRIP, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST WHICH LIFTED THE LEFT WING CAUSING THE PLANE TO DRIFT RIGHT & LIFT OFF. THE ACFT CLIMBED TO AN ALT OF ABOUT 30 FT AGL, BUT WOULD NOT REMAIN AIRBORNE. IT SETTLED INTO A MARSH WHERE THE LEFT GEAR COLLAPSED & THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..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..WET



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


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