NTSB Identification: CHI83LA222.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20945.
Accident occurred Wednesday, May 18, 1983 in WARSAW, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N2797E
Injuries: 1 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 WAS ON HIS FINAL APPROACH FOR A THIRD TOUCH-AND-GO LANDING AND THAT HE WAS AWARE OF A RIGHT QUARTERING CROSSWIND. HE MADE ADJUSTMENTS TO COMPENSATE FOR THE WIND BUT JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN A GUST OF WIND LIFTED THE RIGHT WING. BEFORE THE PILOT COULD COMPENSATE THE LEFT WING HIT THE GROUND AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER. WINDS WERE GUSTING 21 KTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TOUCH-AND-GO..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

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

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