NTSB Identification: CHI83LA382.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22796.
Accident occurred Saturday, August 13, 1983 in FRANKFORT, IN
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N68668
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.

THE PURPOSE OF THE FLT WAS TO TRANSPORT 3 STUDENT PARACHUTE JUMPERS. AFTER THE JUMPERS EGRESSED, THE PLT & JUMPMASTER RETURNED TO THE ARPT. DURING THE LANDING, THE ACFT HIT A RIDGE ON THE GRASS RWY & BOUNCED IN THE AIR. THE ACFT THEN TOUCHED DOWN IN A CRAB, SLID SIDEWAYS & THE LEFT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE WIND WAS FROM THE NORTHEAST AT 5 GUSTING 10 KTS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN



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