NTSB Identification: NYC95LA062
Accident occurred Friday, February 24, 1995 in SARATOGA SPGS, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/26/1995
Aircraft: CESSNA 172L, registration: N7002Q
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 STATED THAT WHILE TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF, HE STOPPED TO DETERMINE WHICH RUNWAY TO USE; RWY 23 0R 32. WHILE THE AIRPLANE WAS STOPPED ON THE TAXIWAY ON A HEADING OF APPROX 360 DEG, THE RIGHT WING AND TAIL WERE LIFTED OFF THE GROUND, AND THE AIRPLANE NOSED OVER. THE WEATHER OBSERVATION FACILITY AT THE AIRPORT REPORTED THE WINDS FROM 280 DEG AT 26 KTS, GUSTING TO 36 KTS.

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

THE PILOT'S POOR JUDGMENT IN ATTEMPTING A FLIGHT UNDER THE EXISTING WIND CONDITIONS.

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