NTSB Identification: NYC82DA160
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Monday, June 21, 1982 in OLD FORGE, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172H, registration: N1398F
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.

THE PILOT REPORTED THAT DURING ARRIVAL, HIS TRAFFIC PATTERN AND APPROACH WERE NORMAL UNTIL HE WAS OVER THE END OF THE FIELD. THE AIRCRAFT THEN SUDDENLY DROPPED BELOW THE GLIDE PATH AND THE STALL WARNING HORN SOUNDED. HE ATTEMPTED TO STOP THE DESCENT, BUT THE AIRCRAFT TOUCHED DOWN HARD AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT BELIEVED LOW LEVEL WIND SHEAR WAS A CONTRIBUTING FACTOR.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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