NTSB Identification: MKC86LA055.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29995.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 18, 1986 in INDEPENDENCE, MO
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N4977P
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.

DURING AN ABORTED TAKEOFF IN STRONG CROSSWINDS, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY AND INTO A DITCH NEAR THE RUNWAYS EDGE. THE NOSE GEAR COLLAPSED REARWARD AND THE RIGHT WING DROPPED STRIKING THE GROUND. THE PLT STATED HE ABORTED THE TAKEOFF WHEN THE ACFT FELT LIKE IT WASN'T GOING TO FLY. WIND CONDITIONS WERE RECORDED AS BEING FROM 290 DEGREES AT 14 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 21 KTS. THE PLT STATED THE WIND WAS OUT OF THE NORTH AND DOWN THE RWY WHEN HE PREFLIGHTED THE ACFT, BUT HAD CHANGED TO THE NORTHWEST WHEN HE BEGAN HIS TAKEOFF ROLL. NO CONTROL PBLMS WERE ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE PLT AT ANY TIME DURING THIS EVENT.

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..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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