NTSB Identification: SEA92LA093
Accident occurred Friday, May 08, 1992 in ARCO, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/13/1993
Aircraft: Aviat A-1, registration: N200HU
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.

AFTER DIVERTING DUE TO WEATHER THE PILOT EXECUTED A FULL FLAP APPROACH TO RUNWAY 5 AT THE AIRPORT. HE REPORTED THE WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE LANDING AS 320 DEGREES AT 8 KNOTS GUSTING TO 14. UPON TOUCHDOWN THE PILOT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND DURING THE RECOVERY THE LEFT WINGTIP IMPACTED THE GROUND.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS RESULTING IN FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: CROSSWINDS AND GUSTS.

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