NTSB Identification: OAK78DXQ18
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N64426

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-0731  78/4/20    ELY,NV              CESSNA 180          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             AIRLINE TRANSPORT, AGE
        TIME - 1555                    N64426              PX-  0  0  0  PLEASURE/PERSONAL TRANSP  65, 9752 TOTAL HOURS, 258
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            IN TYPE, INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - YELLAND
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
          ELY,NV                      RENO,NV
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 TAKEOFF: RUN
           COLLIDED WITH: DITCHES                                   TAKEOFF: RUN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - FAILED TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - UNFAVORABLE WIND CONDITIONS
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    5000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     NONE
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  RELATIVE BEARING OF WIND
          NONE                                                     LEFT CROSS WIND 248-292 DEGREES
        TEMPERATURE-F                                            WIND DIRECTION-DEGREES
           57                                                      240
        WIND VELOCITY-KNOTS                                      TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
           24                                                      VFR
        TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR
        REMARKS- WIND GUSTING 29K.

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