NTSB Identification: MIA83LA094.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20655.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 19, 1983 in NEAR LAKELAND, FL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N84FP
Injuries: 2 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 SWERVED OFF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH TREES DURING LANDING, THERE WERE NO INJURIES TO THE AIRCRAFT OCCUPANTS. THE PILOT SAID HE MADE A NORMAL SOFT FIELD LANDING ON HIS PRIVATE GRASS STRIP. WHEN HE PASSED THE LARGE TREESTHE WIND PUSHED THE ACFT TO THE LEFT. THE PILOT REMEMBERED THE SMALL TREES TOO LATE AND BELIEVED HE COULD HAVE STOPPED BEFORE THE COLLISION.

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

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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