NTSB Identification: CHI83LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20710.
Accident occurred Sunday, January 02, 1983 in PLATO CENTER, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 170, registration: N4292V
Injuries: 2 Minor.

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 WIND AT THE NEAREST FACILITY WAS REPORTED TO BE FROM 350 DEGREES AT 12 KTS. THE PILOT REPORTED THE WIND SOCK AT THE AIRPORT WAS SHOWING WIND FROM 310-320 DEGREES AT 10 KTS OR LESS AND GUSTING. HE MADE TWO GO-AROUNDS BECAUSE OF GUSTY WINDS AND DIFFICULTY IN MAINTAINING RUNWAY ALIGNMENT. 3 PT LANDING WAS MADE AND THE ACFT ROLLED 100 FEET AFTER TOUCHDOWN AT 50 MPH. THEN A STRONG GUST FROM THE RIGHT SIDE HIT AND THE PILOT STATED HE USED FULL RT AILERON DOWN WITH LEFT RUDDER. ACFT COULD NOT BE KEPT ON RUNWAY USING THIS TECHNIQUE AND USING BRAKES. THE ACFT LEFT THE RUNWAY AT 35-40 MPH AND ROLLED 40 FEET TO A SMALL DECLINE AND NOSED OVER.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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