NTSB Identification: LAX83LA142.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21174.
Accident occurred Wednesday, March 16, 1983 in CLARKSBURG, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N9957J
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.

ACCORDING TO THE PLT, HE WAS TAKING OFF FROM A NARROW GRAVEL STRIP WITH A X-WIND WHEN HE ENCOUNTER A STRONG GUST. REPORTEDLY, HE LOST CONTROL WHEN THE ACFT WAS ABOUT 1 FT AGL & THE RIGHT MAIN WHEEL HIT A DITCH. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WAS SPUN AROUND & WAS DAMAGED. THE PILOT ESTIMATED THAT THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 35 KTS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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