NTSB Identification: CHI90LA124.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41360.
Accident occurred Tuesday, May 08, 1990 in ANDERSON, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/29/1992
Aircraft: BEECH A36, registration: N3081W
Injuries: 6 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 THAT HIS APPROACH TO LANDING AND INITIAL TOUCHDOWN WERE NORMAL AND SMOOTH WITH ADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR THE GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITIONS. HE REPORTED THAT JUST AS THE NOSEWHEEL WAS TOUCHING DOWN, A HEAVY GUST STRUCK THE AIRCRAFT, LIFTING IT OFF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT BOUNCED HARD ON THE RUNWAY, AND THE NOSE GEAR BROKE OFF. THE AIRCRAFT SKIDDED TO A STOP, NOSE DOWN, ON THE LEFT EDGE OF THE RUNWAY. ON-GOING AIRPORT/RUNWAY CONSTRUCTION PRECLUDED A LANDING ON A RUNWAY MORE ALIGNED WITH THE WIND.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: THE PILOT FAILED TO ADEQUATELY COMPENSATE FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS. THE GUSTY CROSSWIND WAS A FACTOR.
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