NTSB Identification: DEN90LA177.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 42835.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 26, 1990 in LAS VEGAS, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 12/14/1992
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N3163Z
Injuries: 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 PRIVATE PILOT ATTEMPTED A TOUCH AND GO LANDING IN STRONG AND GUSTY CROSSWINDS. DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE PILOT LOST CONTROL, THE PLANE DEPARTED THE RUNWAY TO THE LEFT, THE NOSE GEAR FOLDED, AND THE PLANE NOSED OVER. THE PLANE CAME TO REST BESIDE THE RUNWAY, INVERTED. THE LEFT WING, LEFT STRUT, AND VERTICAL STABILIZER WERE DAMAGED.

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

THE PILOT'S INADEQUATE COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS AND FAILURE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL.

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