NTSB Identification: DEN84LA193.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25020.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 23, 1984 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 188B, registration: N72052
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.

THE ARPT HAD A UNICOM & 2 RWYS, 17/35 & 10/28. THE ACFT HAD AN OPERABLE RADIO, BUT THE PLT DID NOT CALL UNICOM. HE ELECTED TO LAND ON RWY 17 WHICH HAD A X-WIND FROM 100 DEGS AT 20 KTS. DURING THE APCH, THE PLT COMPENSATED FOR THE X-WIND BY LOWERING THE LEFT WING & KEEPING THE FUSELAGE ALIGNED WITH THE RWY. HE STATED THAT JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN, A GUST OF WIND RAISED THE LEFT WING & CAUSED THE RIGHT MAIN WHEEL TO HIT THE RWY. THE ACFT WEATHERVANED & WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PLT ADDED FULL POWER, MANEUVERED THE PLANE BACK OVER THE RWY, 'DUMPED THE FLAPS' & 'TRIED TO CLIMB OUT'. HOWEVER, THE ACFT WAS HEADED TOWARD PARKED AIRPLANES & A SMALL TOWER. THE PLT TURNED RIGHT TO AVOID THE OBSTACLES, BUT THE RIGHT WING HIT THE GROUND & THE ACFT CRASHED. THERE WERE HANGARS LOCATED TO THE EAST OF RWY 17. THE PLT BELIEVED THAT WIND BLOWING OVER THE HANGARS CREATED TURBULENCE WHICH CAUSED HIM TO LOSE CONTROL.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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