NTSB Identification: SEA91LA226.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44477.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 01, 1991 in CHELAN, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/27/1993
Aircraft: RYAN NAVION, registration: N4111K
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.

JUST AFTER TAKE OFF, THE AIRPLANE ENCOUNTERED A DOWN DRAFT. THE PILOT LOWERED THE NOSE OF THE AIRPLANE TO INCREASE AIRSPEED AND MADE A RIGHT TURN PASSING OVER BUILDINGS, HANGARS, AND THE PARKING RAMP. THE AIRPLANE COMPLETED A 360 DEGREE TURN AND THE RIGHT WING CONTACTED THE RAMP. THE PILOT WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE TO FLY THE AIRPLANE AND RETURNED FOR LANDING WITHOUT FURTHER INCIDENT.

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

POOR IN FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION BY THE PILOT IN COMMAND. FACTORS TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: DOWN DRAFTS, PROPER ALIGNMENT WAS NOT MAINTAINED AND INADEQUATE REMEDIAL ACTION.

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