NTSB Identification: SEA84LA149.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24647.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 27, 1984 in EVERETT, WA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N733UH
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 PLT REPORTED THAT DURING A LANDING, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND & BALLOONED. THE AIRSPEED DECREASED TO 40 KTS & THE ACFT DROPPED TO THE RWY. THE PLT APPLIED FULL POWER & REDUCED THE FLAPS FROM 40 DEG TO FULL UP. THE ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE, BUT TOUCHED DOWN AGAIN. IT THEN ROLLED ACROSS THE RWY, CROSSED A TAXIWAY & WENT INTO A DITCH. TOWER PERSONNEL STATED THAT THEY NORMALLY LAND GENERAL AVIATION ACFT ON RWY 11, RATHER THAN RWY 16, SINCE IT REQUIRES LESS TAXI DISTANCE. HOWEVER, RWY 16 CAN BE SPECIFICALLY REQUESTED BY THE PLT. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, THE X-WIND COMPONENT WAS ABOUT 10 KTS.

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..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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