NTSB Identification: CHI83LA215.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21600.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 15, 1983 in GRANDVILLE, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 120, registration: N3019N
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

REPORTEDLY, THE PLT INCREASED THE BANK ANGLE DURING A TURN TO ALIGN THE ACFT ON FINAL APCH, THEN THE PLANE LOST SPEED & STALLED. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT IMPACTED THE GROUND APRX 480 FT SOUTHWEST OF THE RWY THRESHOLD. APRX 10 MI EAST AT GRAND RAPIDS, MI, THE 1700 EDT WIND WAS FROM 080 DEG AT 10, GUSTING 15 KTS. THE PLT REPORTED THAT THE WIND AT THE ARPT WAS FROM THE NORTH NORTHWEST WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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