NTSB Identification: CHI83LA259.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 20944.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 1983 in GAYLORD, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N19996
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 PLT INITIALLY DEPARTED GRAYLING, MI WITH INTERMEDIATE STOPS IN ALBA, GAYLORD, ALBA AGAIN, & FINALLY TERMINATING AT GRAYLING. THE PLT STATED HE LANDED SHORT AT ALBA. HE ALSO STATED THAT WHILE PRACTICING LANDINGS AT GAYLORD HE RAN OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PLT WAS UNAWARE OF DAMAGE TO THE ACFT UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE DAYS FLYING AT GRAYLING. THE TIME& LOCATION OF THE ACCIDENT IS PRESUMED. GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITIONS EXISTED AT BOTH ALBA & GAYLORD.

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

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

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