NTSB Identification: NYC84LA145.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25029.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 22, 1984 in HAZLETON, PA
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N4925C
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF ON RWY 28 WITH A VARIABLE WIND FROM 180 DEG AT 9 KTS GUSTING TO 19 KTS. AFTER ROLLING ABOUT 200 FT, HE GRADUALLY ADDED POWER, BUT THE ACFT BEGAN TURNING LEFT, SO HE REDUCED THE POWER. THE ACFT STRAIGHTENED OUT, BUT SUBSEQUENTLY TURNED LEFT AGAIN. THE PLT FOLLOWED THE SAME PROCEDURE TO CORRECT THE SITUATION. THE ACFT STRAIGHTENED OUT AGAIN, BUT THE LEFT WING CAME UP & THE ACFT TURNED APRX 15 DEGS TO THE RIGHT. THE PLT CORRECTED WITH LEFT RUDDER, THE ACFT TURNED BACK TO THE LEFT, THE LEFT WING CAME UP & THE RIGHT GEAR FAILED.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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