NTSB Identification: DEN84LA182.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25825.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 16, 1984 in LUSTRE, MT
Aircraft: CESSNA 180C, registration: N9311T
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.

DUE TO STRONG CROSSWIND CONDITIONS AT THE PREPARED LANDING STRIP, THE PILOT ELECTED TO LAND IN AN OPEN FIELD. ON TOUCHDOWN, THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR ENCOUNTERED A HOLE, BREAKING THE MOUNTING STRUCTURE AND COLLAPSING THE GEAR. A GROUND LOOP ENSUED. THE PILOT STATED AVOIDANCE OF UNKNOWN, UNIMPROVED LANDING AREAS WOULD PREVENT SUCH MISHAPS.

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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