NTSB Identification: ATL83LA356.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22653.
Accident occurred Tuesday, August 30, 1983 in PORTSMOUTH ISL., NC
Aircraft: CESSNA 172C, registration: N8338X
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.

BEFORE HAULING PASSENGERS, THE PLT ELECTED TO MAKE A FLT TO SURVEY THE AREA & TO PRACTICE A LANDING ON PORTSMOUTH ISLAND. HE ESTIMATED THAT THE WIND AT PORTSMOUTH WAS FROM THE NORTH AT 15 TO 20 KTS. ALSO, HE SAID THAT THE ARPT WAS ORIENTED TOWARD THE NORTHEAST & THAT TREES FORMED A BARRIER ON THE WEST & SOUTH SIDES OF THE RWY. WHILE ON A SHORT FINAL APCH WITH FULL FLAPS, AT ABOUT 200 FT & 67 MPH, THE STALL WARNING HORN SOUNDED, THE NOSE PITCHED DOWN & THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND. ACCORDING TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL, THE STALL SPEED WITH FULL FLAPS WAS 49 MPH.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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