NTSB Identification: ATL88LA099.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36081.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 24, 1988 in MORGANTON, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: BEECH 18S, registration: N1480K
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.

PIC ABORTED FIRST TAKEOFF ATTEMPT DUE TO CROSSWIND INDUCED DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DIFFICULTIES. DURING SECOND TAKEOFF ATTEMPT, GUSTY CROSSWIND LIFTED LEFT WING & ACFT BECAME AIRBORNE. PIC FORCED ACFT BACK ONTO RWY, LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND VEERED OFF RWY FIRST TO LEFT SIDE THEN ACROSS RWY TO RIGHT SIDE. ACFT WAS LOADED AT AFT CG LIMIT. CROSSWIND WAS 50-70 DEGREES OFF OF DIRECT HEADWIND WITH THE RPTED GUSTS EXCEEDING CROSSWIND LIMITS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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