NTSB Identification: DEN88LA076.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35538.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 21, 1988 in MILES CITY, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1989
Aircraft: MOONEY M20E, registration: N6693R
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor.

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 PLT AND PAX HAD DEPARTED FROM BISMARCK, ND EN ROUTE TO FAIRBANKS, ALASKA WITH AN EN ROUTE STOP IN MILES CITY, MONTANA. THE PLT STATED THAT HE HAD RECEIVED THE CURRENT WX CONDITIONS FOR MILES CITY AND WAS TOLD THAT THE WINDS WERE 240 TO 260 DEGREES AT 30 KTS, WITH GUSTS TO 42 KTS. THE PLT ELECTED TO LAND ON RUNWAY 22. HE STATED THAT THE APPROACH WAS STABLE BUT JUST BEFORE TOUCHDOWN A WIND GUST ROLLED THE ACFT APPROXIMATELY 90 DEGREES. THE PLT EXECUTED A GO AROUND AND WAS UNABLE TO REMEDY THE EXCESSIVE BANK. THE ACFT STRUCK THE GROUND IN A NEAR VERTICAL BANK ATTITUDE.

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

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

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

AIRCRAFT CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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