NTSB Identification: FTW83LA140.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21812.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 06, 1983 in CANTON, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N5536E
Injuries: 1 Minor,3 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 ARRIVAL, HE STARTED TO LAND WITH A RIGHT CROSSWIND AT 15 GUSTING 22 KTS. HE STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS VERY LOW OVER THE RUNWAY WHEN A GUST OF WIND BLEW IT OVER A PLOWED AREA ADJACENT TO THE RUNWAY. HE APPLIED FULL POWER, RAISED THE FLAPS & SECURED THE CARBURETOR HEAT IN AN ATTEMPT TO GO AROUND. THE ACFT IMPACTED ON THE SIDE OF THE RUNWAY, DAMAGING THE NOSEWHEEL, PROPELLER & BOTH WINGS. THE PLT REPORTED THAT A CRUISE PROPELLER WAS INSTALLED ON THE AIRCRAFT, WHICH MAY HAVE DEGRADED THE GO-AROUND PERFORMANCE.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


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WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


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OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


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COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


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PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..ATTEMPTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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