NTSB Identification: ATL82FA224
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, August 01, 1982 in MT AIRY, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/01/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N61856
Injuries: 3 Uninjured.

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.

AFTER ARRIVING AT THE DESTINATION, THE PILOT LANDED ON RUNWAY 36 WITH A WESTERLY WIND AT ABOUT 7 GUSTING 10 KTS. AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE PLANE VEERED TO THE RIGHT, HIT A DITCH AND WAS DAMAGED. A POST CRASH EXAMINATION REVEALED NO DISCREPANCIES WITH THE BRAKING SYSTEM OR NOSEWHEEL STEERING.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH

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