NTSB Identification: MIA93LA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 52808.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 28, 1993 in LA BELLE, FL
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/03/1993
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-108, registration: N5712Z
Injuries: 1 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 THE WIND WAS NOT GREATER THAN 15 KNOTS DURING HIS PREFLIGHT INSPECTION. AS HE TAXIED FOR TAKEOFF THE WIND BECAME GUSTY. AFTER TAKEOFF THE WIND GUSTS BECAME SIGNIFICANTLY GREATER. HE RETURNED FOR A LANDING ON THE GRASS AREA ADJACENT TO RUNWAY 14. DURING LANDING ROLLOUT THE EASTERLY WIND GUSTS LIFTED HIS LEFT WING AND THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER THE RIGHT WING AND NOSE AND CAME TO REST INVERTED.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT IN COMMANDS FAILURE TO CORRECT FOR WIND CONDITIONS DURING LANDING ROLLOUT RESULTING IN THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPING OVER DURING WIND GUST ENCOUNTER.
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