NTSB Identification: CHI83LA035
14 CFR Part 91: General Aviation
Accident occurred Sunday, November 07, 1982 in PORT HOPE, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1983
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N5301D
Injuries: 2 Uninjured.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
THE PILOT ESTIMATED THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 210 TO 220 DEG AT 15 KTS. HE REPORTED THAT THE GRASS RUNWAY WAS SOFT AND WET. FOR TAKEOFF ON RUNWAY 18, HE USED 10 DEG OF FLAPS AND ABOUT 1/2 OF THE AVAILABLE AILERON WHILE USING A SOFT FIELD TAKEOFF PROCEDURE. THE PILOT STATED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A SUDDEN GUST OF WIND AND THE PLANE BEGAN TO DRIFT LEFT. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE AIRCRAFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY AND COLLIDED WITH TREES.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
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