NTSB Identification: ATL83FID03
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Tuesday, December 21, 1982 in LYNCHBURG, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/21/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N11181
Injuries: 1 Serious.

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 ACFT WAS OBSERVED ON FINAL DRIFTING RIGHT. IT THEN ROLLED SHARPLY TO THE LEFT BACK TOWARDS THE TREES SOUTH OF RWY 28. THE ACFT PULLED UP TO A STEEP CLIMB INTO A LEFT TURN & DISAPPEARED OVER THE TREES. THE ACFT WAS FOUND NOSE DOWN IN A VERTICAL POSITION ON THE GROUND IN BETWEEN TREES. WINDS WERE GUSTING 16K.

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

AIRSPEED..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

ABORTED LANDING..PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..INITIATED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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