NTSB Identification: LAX85LA018.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25422.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 14, 1984 in CORNING, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA R172, registration: N758FN
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.

THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING A LANDING ON RWY 34, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A X-WIND GUST & WAS PUSHED OFF THE RWY. IT SUBSEQUENTLY COLLIDED WITH A DITCH & WAS DAMAGED. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 300 DEG AT 16 GUSTING 22 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

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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