NTSB Identification: CHI84LA056.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 22402.
Accident occurred Monday, December 12, 1983 in BAD AXE, MI
Aircraft: CESSNA A185F, registration: N7560H
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 WAS ADVISED BY THE UNICOM OPERATOR THAT RWY 21 WAS THE ACTIVE RWY. SOON AFTER LANDING, A PASSENGER BOARDED THE ACFT & THE PLT TOOK OFF AGAIN. HE PROCEEDED TO MAKE A PATTERN AROUND THE ARPT & INITIATED ANOTHER LANDING ON RWY 21. THE WIND WAS FROM 290 DEG AT 16 GUSTING 20 KTS. WHILE LANDING WITH A X-WIND, THE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL, THE ACFT ENTERED A GROUND LOOP & THE LEFT MAIN GEAR FAILED. THE ARPT HAD 2 TURF RWYS, RWY 9/27 WHICH WAS 1810 FT LONG & RWY 15/33 WHICH WAS 2000 FT LONG.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS



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