NTSB Identification: DEN88LA053.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35365.
Accident occurred Thursday, January 14, 1988 in CASPER, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N1879P
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 COMMERCIAL PLT WAS TAXIING AFTER LANDING DURING A FUEL STOP WHILE ON A LONG CROSS COUNTRY FLIGHT. THE PLT LANDED ON RUNWAY 21, A HARD SURFACE RUNWAY, 10,600 FEET LONG BY 150 FEET WIDE. THE WINDS WERE REPORTED FROM 230 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS, WITH GUSTS TO 31 KNOTS. AFTER TURNING 90 DEGREES LEFT TO LEAVE THE RUNWAY, A STRONG GUST OF WIND LIFTED THE RIGHT WING AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER. THE AIRCRAFT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY DAMAGED. NO INJURY WAS SUSTAINED.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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