NTSB Identification: DEN88LA130.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37054.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 15, 1988 in WEST JORDON, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 09/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65, registration: N70471
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.

A CFI WAS TAXIING FOR TAKEOFF FROM A FIELD AFTER AN OFF-ARPT LANDING. THE TERRAIN WAS ROUGH AND UNEVEN. DURING A TURN TO THE TAKEOFF HEADING, THE LEFT MAIN GEAR ENTERED A RUT, ELEVATING THE RIGHT WING. A GUST OF WIND ESTIMATED AT 30 KTS LIFTED THE RIGHT WING AND NOSED THE AIRPLANE OVER.

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

PREFLIGHT PLANNING/PREPARATION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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