NTSB Identification: CHI85LA008.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26426.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 06, 1984 in YOUNGSTOWN, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N738CY
Injuries: 4 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.

AFTER RETURNING TO THE ARPT, THE PLT ENTERED THE PATTERN FOR A X-WIND LANDING. HE MADE 3 GO-AROUNDS WHILE ATTEMPTING TO LAND. ON THE 4TH APCH, THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, THEN BECAME AIRBORNE AGAIN. THE PLT DECIDED 'TO MUCH TIME HAD PASSED TO MAKE ANOTHER GO-AROUND' & ELECTED TO CONTINUE THE LANDING. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN NEAR THE DEPARTURE END OF THE RWY, CONTINUED OFF INTO BRUSH & HIT A TREE. HE REPORTED THAT RWY 20 SLOPED SLIGHTLY DOWNHILL. ABOUT 9 MI NORTHWEST, THE 1115 EDT WIND AT YOUNGSTOWN, OH, WAS FROM 120 DEGREES AT 13 KTS.

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..OPEN FIELD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..DOWNHILL


Contributing Factors

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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