NTSB Identification: FTW90DPA08.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 44548.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 1990 in KERENS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/31/1993
Aircraft: MORRIS AVID FLYER, registration: N7128D
Injuries: 1 Minor.

AT ABOUT 100 FEET AGL ON FINAL APPROACH, THE PILOT HAD THE FLAPERONS FULLY EXTENDED AND ENCOUNTERED A GUST. CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE PILOT ATTEMPTED TO LAND IN AN ADJACENT FIELD. THE AIRPLANE STALLED AND IMPACTED RIGHT LANDING GEAR FIRST AND NOSED OVER. THE PILOT/BUILDER REPORTED THAT THE AIRPLANE FLIGHT MANUAL RECOMMENDED FULL FLAPERONS BE USED AT 20 FEET AGL OR LESS. HE FURTHER RELATED THAT HE WAS NOT ACCUSTOMED TO THE SLOWER ROLL RATE WITH FULL FLAPERONS EXTENDED.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER COMPENSATION FOR THE WIND CONDITIONS AND THE RESULTANT INADVERTENT STALL. FACTORS RELATED TO THE ACCIDENT WERE: THE GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITION AND THE PILOT'S EXTENSION OF FULL FLAPERONS BEFORE DESCENDING TO THE PROPER ALTITUDE.

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