NTSB Identification: FTW94LA122.
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Accident occurred Saturday, April 09, 1994 in MOUNT BELLVUE, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/07/1994
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER G-164, registration: N3628T
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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DURING A SOUTHERLY TAKEOFF THE AIRCRAFT BEGAN TO DRIFT RIGHT AND ENTERED A SOFT WET AREA. AS THE AIRCRAFT TRAVERSED THE SOFT AREA IT NOSED OVER TO THE INVERTED POSITION. OFFICIAL WIND 20 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE ACCIDENT SITE WAS FROM 225 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS GUSTING TO 21. THE PILOT CITED 'STRONG GUSTS' AND SOFT TERRAIN AS THE REASON FOR HIS LOSS OF CONTROL.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. FACTORS WERE THE SOFT RUNWAY AND GUSTY WINDS.

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