NTSB Identification: ANC83FA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20848.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 29, 1983 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N7731K
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL POSSIBLY DUE TO A WINDSHEAR. JUST AT TOUCHDOWN HE SAID HE FELT THE WINDS WERE SQUIRRELY. LATE IN A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW HE STATED THAT HE WAS 'TOO COMPLACENT AT THE WRONG TIME-SHOULD HAVE POSITIVE CONTROL ALL THE TIME.' THE ACFT WAS DAMAGED ON THE RT. WING, RT. LANDING GEAR AND THE PROP.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,MAIN GEAR STRUT..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

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

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