NTSB Identification: LAX83LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20494.
Accident occurred Monday, February 14, 1983 in WENDEN, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172RG, registration: N9645B
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.

THE ACFT DRIFTED OFF THE RUNWAY INTO A PLOWED AREA OF A PRIVATE AIRSTRIP DURING LANDING AND NOSED OVER. THE PRIVATE PILOT REPORTED THAT AS HE BEGAN TO FLARE THE ACFT FOR LANDING TO THE WEST A GUST OF WIND FROM THE NORTH CAUSED THE ACFT TO DRIFT SOUTHWARD. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN IN A PLOWED AREA ADJACENT TO THE AIRSTRIP AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT REPORTED THE WINDS TO BE FROM THE NORTH AT 20 KTS GUSTING TO 25 KTS.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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