NTSB Identification: NYC84FA149.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26684.
Accident occurred Thursday, April 26, 1984 in TURNER, ME
Aircraft: CESSNA 170B, registration: N3112A
Injuries: 1 Fatal,1 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

WITNESSES OBSERVED THE ACFT APPROACH, FLAPS DOWN, FOR LNDG. A FLARE WAS MADE NEAR THE APPROACH END OF THE RUNWAY, THEN THE ACFT BALLOONED TO ABOUT 20 FT AGL AND ONCE MORE DESCENDED TO THE RUNWAY SURFACE. ON TOUCHDOWN, THE RIGHT WING TIP APPEARED TO CONTACT THE GROUND. POWER WAS ADDED AND THE ACFT APPEARED FROM VIEW BEHIND BUILDINGS, IN A CLIMBING ATTITUDE. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE SUBSEQUENT CRASH. WITNESSES REPORTED A STRONG GUSTY CROSSWIND FROM THE RIGHT AT 25 TO 30 KTS.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

REASON FOR OCCURRENCE UNDETERMINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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