NTSB Identification: DEN88FA112.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37099.
Accident occurred Friday, May 27, 1988 in ALBUQUERQUE, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N43411
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators either traveled in support of this investigation or conducted a significant amount of investigative work without any travel, and used data obtained from various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT AND HIS PASSENGER DECIDED TO MAKE A LOCAL PERSONAL FLIGHT. THE PILOT SAID HE SAW A SQUALL LINE APPROACHING THE AIRPORT, BUT THOUGHT HE COULD GET OFF THE GROUND BEFORE IT ARRIVED. HE TOOK OFF AND STARTED A LEFT CROSSWIND TURN. A GUST OF WIND LIFTED THE RIGHT WING TO AN ANGLE OF 80-90 DEGREES. THE PILOT SAID HE WAS AFRAID HE WOULD GO INVERTED AND INITIATED RECOVERY MEASURES. WITNESSES SAID THE AIRCRAFT ROLLED OVER ON ITS BACK AND IMPACTED THE GROUND IN A NEAR-VERTICAL ATTITUDE. THE PILOT HAD JUST RESTORED THE AIRCRAFT AFTER 10 YEARS OF STORAGE. THE AIRCRAFT HAD NOT RECEIVED AN ANNUAL INSPECTION. THE ENGINE HAD NOT RECEIVED A 100-HOUR INSPECTION.

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:

STALL/SPIN..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

FLIGHT INTO KNOWN ADVERSE WEATHER..INTENTIONAL..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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