NTSB Identification: ATL85LA003.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25456.
Accident occurred Tuesday, October 09, 1984 in GOLD HILL, NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N737MW
Injuries: 1 Minor,2 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 WAS UABLE TO RAISE UNICOM FOR WIND ADVISORIES AND WAS UNABLE TO FIND THE WIND SOCK TO AID IN RWY SELECTION. HE DID SEE SOME SMOKE ON THE GROUND WHICH INDICATED CALM WINDS.DURING HIS FLARE THE ACFT FLOATED ABOUT HALFWAY DOWN THE RWY, TOUCHED DOWN AND THE PLT DECIDED IT WAS TOO LATE TO INITATE A GO-AROUND. HE APPLIED FULL BRAKING BUT WAS UNABLE TO STOP BEFORE RUNNING OFF THE END OF THE RWY INTO A WOODED AREA. AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE PLT ESTIMATED THAT HE LANDED IN A RIGHT QUARTERING TAILWIND OF 4 TO 7 KNOTS. THE LENGTH OF THE GRASS RWY IS 2600 FT.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

WEATHER OBSERVATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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