NTSB Identification: FTW93LA075.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 47672.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 23, 1993 in FORT WORTH, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/13/1993
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN AT-6D, registration: N101NZ
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.

DURING A CROSSWIND LANDING THE RIGHT WING SUDDENLY ROSE UP. THE PILOT REPORTED THAT HE WAS INDICATING 50 KNOTS ON ROLL OUT AND HE FEARED HE WAS GOING TO RUN OFF THE RUNWAY AND HIT SOME TREES. HE REDUCED POWER AND THE AIRPLANE SPUN RIGHT 90 DEGREES AND THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED. HE REPORTED WINDS FROM 140 TO 220 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 20 KNOTS.

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

THE PILOT'S FAILURE TO COMPENSATE FOR THE CROSSWIND. A FACTOR WAS THE CROSSWIND.

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