Aircraft Incident/Accident Report
Hewitt Airport

Ashford, Washington 98304
Sunday, October 7, 1984 14:00 PDT

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NTSB Narrative Summary Released at Completion of Accident
THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED DURING A LANDING IN A GUSTY X-WIND. AFTER DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RWY STRIKING TREES. NO ACCIDENT REPORT FORM WAS FILED BY THE PLT.
NTSB Probable Cause Narrative
Not Yet Reported
Event Information
Type of EventAccident 
Event Date10/7/1984 
Event Day of the WeekSunday 
Time of Event1400 
Event Time ZonePacific Daylight Time 
Event CityASHFORD  
Event StateWASHINGTON 
Event Country-- 
Zipcode of the event site98304  
Event Date Year1984 
Event Date Month10 
MidAir Collision IndicatorNo 
On Ground Collision occurred ?No 
Event Location Latitude  
Event Location Longitude  
Event Location AirportHEWITT  
Event Location Nearest Airport IDS14  
Indicates whether the acc/inc occurred off or on an airportOn Airport 
Distance from airport in statute miles
Degrees magnetic from airport
Airport Elevation1801 
Weather Briefing CompletenessUnknown 
Investigator's weather sourceWeather Observation Facility 
Time of the weather observation1445  
Direction of event from weather observation facility (degrees)260 
Weather Observation Facility IDOLM  
Elevation of weather observation facility206 
Distance of event from weather observation facility (units?)23 
Time Zone of the weather observation  
Lighting ConditionsDay 
Lowest Ceiling Height10000 
Lowest Non-Ceiling Height4500 
Sky/Lowest/Cloud ConditionsScattered 
Sky Condition for Lowest CeilingBroken 
Visibility Runway Visual Range (Feet)
Visibility Runway Visual Value (Statute Miles)
Visibility (Statute Miles) 25 
Air Temperature at event time (in degrees celsius)24 
Dew Point at event time (in degress fahrenheit)13 
Wind Direction (degrees magnetic)200 
Variable Wind IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Speed (knots)15 
Wind Velocity Indicator Unknown 
Wind Gust IndicatorUnknown 
Wind Gust (knots) 20 
Altimeter Setting at event time (in. Hg) 30 
Density Altitude (feet)-- 
Intensity of PrecipitationUnknown 
METAR weather report -- 
Event Highest InjuryNone 
On Ground, Fatal Injuries
On Ground, Minor Injuries
On Ground, Serious Injuries
Injury Total Fatal-- 
Injury Total Minor-- 
Injury Total None
Injury Total Serious-- 
Injury Total All-- 
Investigating AgencyNTSB 
NTSB Docket Number (internal use)2353 
NTSB Notification Source-- 
NTSB Notification Date-- 
NTSB Notification Time
Fiche Number and/or location -used to find docket information26283 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 9:15AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Basic weather conditionsVisual Meteorological Cond 
FAA District Office-- 
Aircraft Involved
Aircraft #1
Aircraft Registration NumberN739UW 
NTSB NumberSEA85LA005  
Missing Aircraft Indicator
Federal Aviation Reg. PartPart 91: General Aviation 
Type of Flight Plan filedNone 
Flight plan Was Activated?-- 
DamageSubstantial 
Aircraft FireNone 
Aircraft ExplosionNone 
Aircraft Manufacturer's Full NameCESSNA  
Aircraft Model172N  
Aircraft Series Identifier172N  
Aircraft Serial Number17270826  
Certified Max Gross Weight2300 
Aircraft CategoryAirplane 
Aircraft Registration ClassU.S. Registered/U.S. Soil 
Aircraft is a homebuilt?No 
Flight Crew Seats-- 
Cabin Crew Seats-- 
Passenger Seats-- 
Total number of seats on the aircraft
Number of Engines
Fixed gear or retractable gearFixed 
Aircraft, Type of Last InspectionUnknown 
Date of Last Inspection-- 
Airframe hours since last inspection-- 
Airframe Hours-- 
ELT InstalledYes 
ELT ActivatedNo 
ELT Aided Location of Event SiteNo 
ELT Type-- 
Aircraft Owner NameNORMAN GRIER  
Aircraft Owner Street Address29300 179TH PLACE S.E.  
Aircraft Owner CityKENT  
Aircraft Owner StateWA 
Aircraft Owner Country  
Aircraft Owner Zipcode  
Operator is an individual?-- 
Operator Name  
Operator Same as Owner?Yes 
Operator Is Doing Business As-- 
Operator Address Same as Owner?No 
Operator Street Address29300 179TH PLACE S.E.  
Operator CityKENT  
Operator StateWA 
Operator Country  
Operator Zip code98031  
Operator Code  
Owner has at least one certificateYes - certificate holder 
Other Operator of large aircraft?No 
Certified for Part 133 or 137 OperationUnknown 
Operator Certificate Number-- 
Indicates whether an air carrier operation was scheduled or not-- 
Indicates Domestic or International Flight-- 
Operator carrying Pax/Cargo/Mail-- 
Type of Flying (Per_Bus / Primary)Personal 
Second Pilot on BoardNo 
Departure Point Same as EventNo 
Departure Airport CodeS36  
Departure CityKENT  
Departure StateWA 
Departure Country  
Departure Time1330 
Departure Time ZonePDT 
Destination Same as Local Fltcrash at destination city 
Destination Airport CodeS14  
Destination CityASHFORD  
Destination StateWA 
Destination Country  
Specific Phase of FlightLanding 
Report sent to ICAO?-- 
Evacuation occurred-- 
Date of most recent change to recordJan 2 2001 10:36AM 
User who most recently changed recorddbo  
Since inspection or accident-- 
Event Location Runway Number and Location0  
Runway Length2470 
Runway Width50 
Sight Seeing flightNo 
Air Medical FlightNo 
Medical Flight--