NTSB Identification: CHI88LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37607.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 26, 1988 in INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/25/1989
Aircraft: BELLANCA 8GCBC, registration: N5044G
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.

FIFTEEN MINUTES AFTER THE PILOT HAD TAKEN OFF ON A TOW PLANE OPERATION HE RETURNED TO THE LOCAL ARPT. AFTER LANDING HE TURNED DOWNWIND TO TAXI TO THE RAMP. THE WIND RAISED THE TAIL OF THE TAILWHEEL ACFT AND NOSED THE ACFT INVERTED. THE PILOT ESTIMATED THE WIND AT 18 KNOTS GUSTING TO 28.

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 CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND

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