NTSB Identification: SEA93LA126.
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Accident occurred Friday, May 28, 1993 in VANCOUVER, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/17/1994
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC-12D, registration: N43387
Injuries: 1 Uninjured.

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THE PILOT, WHO HAD LIMITED EXPERIENCE IN TAILWHEEL AIRCRAFT, WAS ATTEMPTING TO LAND IN A STRONG, GUSTY CROSSWIND. HE LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT DURING THE FLARE/TOUCHDOWN, AND HIS REMEDIAL ACTIONS WERE INADEQUATE TO BRING THE AIRCRAFT BACK UNDER CONTROL. WHILE HE WAS ATTEMPTING TO REGAIN CONTROL, THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE REMEDIAL ACTION. FACTORS INCLUDE CROSSWINDS, GUSTS, AND THE PILOT'S LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TAILWHEEL TYPE AIRCRAFT.

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