NTSB Identification: MIA82FLD13
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, February 01, 1982 in CRYSTAL RIVER, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/01/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5111D
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PRIVATE PILOT WAS A FOREIGN NATIONAL THAT WAS DISPATCHED ON A SOLO CROSS-COUNTRY TRAINING FLIGHT. HOWEVER, HE DEPARTED ON A DIFFERENT ROUTE WITH A PASSENGER. DURING THE RETURN FLIGHT, HE ENCOUNTERED DETERIORATING WEATHER AND DECIDED TO LAND AT THE CRYSTAL RIVER AIRPORT. A WITNESS OBSERVED THE PILOT LAND WITH A TAILWIND, THEN INITIATED A GO-AROUND ABOUT 3/4 OF THE WAY DOWN THE RUNWAY. WHILE CLIMBING OVER TREES, THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED LEFT, THE NOSE DROPPED, AND THE PLANE CRASHED.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DISTANCE..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

AIRSPEED..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GO-AROUND..DELAYED..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/SPIN..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH OBSTRUCTION(S)

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