NTSB Identification: SEA90LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 41368.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 24, 1990 in BURLEY, ID
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/30/1992
Aircraft: CALLAIR A-3, registration: N2911V
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 THAT HE ENCOUNTERED A DOWNDRAFT OR WINDSHEAR AT APPROXIMATELY 250 TO 300 FEET AGL, SHORTLY AFTER TAKEOFF. HE SAID HE PUSHED THE NOSE OVER TO MAINTAIN FLYING SPEED, ANTICIPATING THAT HE WOULD FIND LIFT NEAR THE GROUND. HE SAID THE DOWNDRAFT TOOK HIM TO THE GROUND. DURING THE ENSUING HARD LANDING, THE AIRCRAFT SUSTAINED SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: AN ENCOUNTER WITH METEOROLOGICAL CONDITIONS THAT EXCEEDED THE AIRCRAFT'S ABILITY TO CLIMB OR MAINTAIN LEVEL FLIGHT. THE HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE AND LACK OF SUITABLE TERRAIN WERE FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT.
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