NTSB Identification: ATL82DA217
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Wednesday, July 28, 1982 in LAURINBURG, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 07/28/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N733JU
Injuries: 1 Minor.

THE WEATHER BRIEFING FORECAST THUNDERSTORMS HOWEVER THE PILOT TOOK OFF ON A CROSS COUNTRY AND CIRCUMNAVIGATED TWO CELLS.THE AIR BECAME TURBULENT SO THE PILOT DECIDED TO LAND IN A PLOWED FIELD. A DOWNDRAFT CAUGHT THE PLANE AND IT LANDED NOSEDOWN AND NOSED OVER.

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

FLARE..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE(THUNDERSTORMS)


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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