NTSB Identification: FTW83LA301.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23260.
Accident occurred Friday, June 24, 1983 in WAXAHACHIE, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA T188C, registration: N9950J
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 ACFT COLLIDED WITH A DITCH AND CARTWHEELED TO A STOP DURING LANDING. THE PLT STATED THAT A DOWNDRAFT WAS ENCOUNTEREDOVER THE THRESHOLD AND THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN LEFT OF THE CENTERLINE. THE WING AND SPRAY ROOM CAUGHT IN TALL GRASS AND THE ACFT VEERED INTO A DITCH.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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