NTSB Identification: CHI83LA167.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20390.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 12, 1983 in HOLLAND, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N92777
Injuries: 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 ACFT LANDED NOSE WHEEL FIRST IN A GUSTY CROSSWIND. THE ACTIVE RUNWAY WAS 5 AND THE WIND WAS 150 DEGREES AT 15 KTS GUSTING TO 21 KTS. THE PILOT STATED THAT BEFORE SHE COULD ROUND OUT A WIND GUST CAUSED THE ACFT TO DROP AND MAKE CONTACTON THE NOSE GEAR. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE FIRE WALL WAS BENT. NO ONE WAS INJURED.

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

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


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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