NTSB Identification: LAX83LA119.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20769.
Accident occurred Thursday, February 24, 1983 in CHANDLER, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172P, registration: N54121
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 LEFT THE RUNWAY DURING LANDING AND ENTERED A PLOWED FIELD WHERE A WING MADE CONTACT WITH THE FURROWS. THE PILOT STATED THAT BECAUSE OF THE CROSSWIND HE USED ONLY 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS. A GUST OF WIND CAUGHT THE ACFT AS HE FLAREDFOR LANDING AND PUSHED THE ACFT SIDEWAYS SO IT LANDED IN A CRAB. THE ACFT THEN SWERVED OFF THE RUNWAY INTO THE PLOWED AREA AND WAS DAMAGED BEFORE STOPPING.

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..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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