NTSB Identification: SEA85LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26568.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 10, 1984 in BURLEY, ID
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N4752Q
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.

AS PLT INITIATED TAKEOFF IN A LEFT X-WIND, ACFT BEGAN TO WEATHERVANE TO THE LEFT. INCREASED RIGHT RUDDER AND REPEATED APPLICATIONS OF RIGHT BRAKE FAILED TO ARREST AN INCREASING SWERVE TO LEFT, WITH RIGHT BRAKE PEDAL EVENTUALLY BOTTOMING OUT. AS ACFT DEPARTED RUNWAY SURFACE IN INCIPIENT GROUNDLOOP, PLT REDUCED POWER AND 'RODE IT OUT.' THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED DUE TO EXCESSIVE SIDE LOADS IN ROUGH TERRAIN. PLT CITED LACK OF INFORMATION IN ACFT MANUAL CONCERING USE OF TAIL WHEEL LOCK FOR CROSSWIND TAKEOFF. INVESTIGATION REVEALED NO PRE-EXISTING DEFECT WITH BRAKE SYSTEM.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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