NTSB Identification: ATL83LA333.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 23365.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 21, 1983 in SAVANNAH, GA
Aircraft: CESSNA C-182J, registration: N2670F
Injuries: 4 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 CRASHED RIGHT AFTER TAKEOFF WHEN THE IT WENT INTO AN UNCOMMANDED UNCONTROLLED TURN TO THE RIGHT. THE ACFT WAS SLIGHTLY OVER MAX GROSS TAKEOFF WEIGHT BUT THE CG WAS WITHIN LIMITS. THIS ACFT WAS EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOPILOT. POST ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION DID NOT DISCLOSE ANY EVIDENCE OF FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION. THE AUTOPILOT FUNCTIONED NORMALLY IN A POST ACCIDENT EXAMINATION. THE SLIP-CLUTCH WAS WITHIN LIMITS AND COULD BE OVERRIDDEN. THE PLT DID NOT HAVE A SINGLE ENGINE RATING AND REPORTED UNDER 10 HOURS OF TOTAL FLT TIME IN THIS MAKE AND MODEL OF ACFT.

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:

MANEUVER..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRCRAFT WEIGHT AND BALANCE..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

PROCEDURES/DIRECTIVES..NOT FOLLOWED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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