NTSB Identification: LAX83LA293.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28771.
Accident occurred Monday, June 20, 1983 in WICKENBURG, AZ
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N736UH
Injuries: 2 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.

THE ACFT LEFT THE RUNWAY DURING LANDING AND COLLIDED WITH A DITCH WHICH COLLAPSED THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR AND NOSE GEAR. THEPILOT NOTED DURING FINAL APPROACH THAT THE WINDSOCK DID NOT INDICATE A CROSS-WIND. THE LANDING WAS MADE WITH 10 DEGREES OF FLAPS. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT A GUST OF WIND RAISED THE LEFT WING DURING FLARE AND TOOK ACFT OFF THE RWY. THE REPORTED WIND WAS 210 DEGREES AT 10-15 KTS. THE LANDING WAS MADE ON RWY 23.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR ASSEMBLY..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

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

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