NTSB Identification: FTW71DRD18
14 CFR Part 91 General Aviation
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N6839X

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 FILE    DATE          LOCATION          AIRCRAFT DATA       INJURIES       FLIGHT                        PILOT DATA
                                                               F  S M/N     PURPOSE
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3-3855  70/9/25    PORT SULPHUR,LA     CESSNA 172          CR-  0  0  1  NONCOMMERCIAL             PRIVATE, AGE 35, 1257
        TIME - 1400                    N6839X              PX-  0  0  0  BUSINESS                  TOTAL HOURS, 1177 IN
                                       DAMAGE-SUBSTANTIAL  OT-  0  0  0                            TYPE, NOT INSTRUMENT
                                                                                                   RATED.
        NAME OF AIRPORT - PORT SULPHUR SPB
        DEPARTURE POINT             INTENDED DESTINATION
         UNKNOWN/NOT REPORTED         PORT SULPHUR,LA
        TYPE OF ACCIDENT                                         PHASE OF OPERATION
           GROUND-WATER LOOP-SWERVE                                 LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
           COLLIDED WITH: TREES                                     LANDING: LEVEL OFF/TOUCHDOWN
        PROBABLE CAUSE(S)
           PILOT IN COMMAND - SELECTED UNSUITABLE TERRAIN
           TERRAIN - OTHER
        FACTOR(S)
           WEATHER - SUDDEN WINDSHIFT
           WEATHER - THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY
           PILOT IN COMMAND - INADEQUATE PREFLIGHT PREPARATION AND/OR PLANNING
        WEATHER BRIEFING - NO RECORD OF BRIEFING RECEIVED
        WEATHER FORECAST - FORECAST SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT
        EMERGENCY CIRCUMSTANCES - PRECAUTIONARY LANDING OFF AIRPORT
                                  ADVERSE/UNFAVORABLE WEATHER
        SKY CONDITION                                            CEILING AT ACCIDENT SITE
          BROKEN                                                    2000
        VISIBILITY AT ACCIDENT SITE                              PRECIPITATION AT ACCIDENT SITE
          5 OR OVER(UNLIMITED)                                     THUNDERSTORM
        OBSTRUCTIONS TO VISION AT ACCIDENT SITE                  TEMPERATURE-F
          NONE                                                      87
        TYPE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS                               TYPE OF FLIGHT PLAN
          VFR                                                      NONE
        REMARKS- FLOAT EQUIPPED. LND IN 80 FT CANAL DUE TSTM. L WG CAUGHT TREE. VEERED INTO BANK.

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