NTSB Identification: ANC83LA153.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21168.
Accident occurred Wednesday, August 24, 1983 in ANCHORAGE, AK
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N734QV
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.

DURING ARRIVAL, THE PLT LANDED ON A GRAVEL STRIP WITH A LEFT X-WIND AT 10 GUSTING 20 KTS. REPORTEDLY, HE ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND DURING THE LANDING & LOST CONTROL WHEN THE LEFT WHEEL WENT INTO SOFT GRAVEL ON THE BANK OF THE STRIP. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT WENT OVER ON ITS TOP.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..LOOSE GRAVEL/SANDY


Contributing Factors

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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