NTSB Identification: DEN88LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36161.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 01, 1988 in RUIDOSO, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: BEECH H35, registration: N618T
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 PRIVATE PLT WAS RETURNING HOME FROM A PERSONAL TRANSPORTATION FLIGHT. THE CONTROL TOWER REPORTED HIGH WINDS AND STRONG GUSTS. DURING LANDING ROLL, A GUST LIFTED THE LEFT WING TO NEAR VERTICAL, THEN LET IT FALL. THE NOSE GEAR AND THE RIGHT MAIN GEAR COLLAPSED AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED DOWN. A WITNESS IN THE CONTROL TOWER REPORTED THAT THE GUST EXCEEDED 60 KNOTS. PREVIOUSLY THE TOWER REPORTED THE WIND WAS FROM 210 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND
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