NTSB Identification: CHI83LA169.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21250.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 17, 1983 in MICHIGAN CITY, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172M, registration: N23388
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 PILOT STATED THAT THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED DURING LANDING AND SETTLED ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE LEFT MAIN WHEEL ROLLED OFF THE PAVEMENT AND THE AIRCRAFT PULLED FURTHER LEFT AND WENT OFF THE RUNWAY ONTO WET SOD. IT SLID ON THE WET SOD AND THE LEFT WING CONTACTED A TREE ABOUT 100 FEET TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY. THE LANDING WAS ON RUNWAY 23 AND THE WIND WAS FROM 315 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS 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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

RECOVERY FROM BOUNCED LANDING..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..WET


Contributing Factors

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..TREE(S)

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