NTSB Identification: CHI83LA183.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20727.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 23, 1983 in FRANKFORT, IL
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N62541
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 WIND WAS GUSTING TO 40 KTS. THE PILOT STATED A STRONG GUST OF WIND LIFTED THE LEFT WING AND BLEW THE ACFT OFF THE RUNWAY WHERE A ROW OF TREES SWUNG THE ACFT INTO A PLOWED FIELD. THE PILOT SAID THE WINDS WERE STRONGER THAN REPORTED.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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