NTSB Identification: CHI83LA165.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20466.
Accident occurred Monday, April 11, 1983 in WEST JEFFERSON, OH
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N1705F
Injuries: 4 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 PILOT STATED THAT HE MADE A NORMAL APPROACH AND WAS ABOUT TO LAND WHEN HE ADDED POWER TO LAND OVER A ROUGH AREA OF THE GRASS STRIP. HE WAS MAINTAINING JUST ABOVE STALL SPEED AND AT MINUMUM CONTROL WHEN A GUST OF WIND PUSHED THE ACFTTO THE RIGHT TOWARD THE FENCE. THE PILOT ADDED POWER BUT TOO LATE. THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN STILL DRIFTING TOWARD THE FENCE. THE ACFT STARTED BACK TOWARD THE CENTER OF THE STRIP BUT THE RIGHT TIP OF THE REAR STABILIZER CAUGHT THE FENCE. WIND WAS GUSTING TO 15 KNOTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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