NTSB Identification: LAX88LA224.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37744.
Accident occurred Wednesday, June 15, 1988 in SHOW LOW, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 180K, registration: N2509K
Injuries: 4 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 PLT ATTEMPTED TO TAKEOFF IN HIS CONVENTIONAL GEAR ACFT USING RWY 21. THE LOCAL WIND WAS ESTIMATED AT 180 DEGREES, 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 35 KNOTS. THE PLT STATED THAT IMMEDIATELY AFTER ROTATING FOR TAKEOFF 'A GUST OF WIND CAUGHT US & THREW US APPROXIMATELY 20 FEET UP IN THE AIR.' THE PLT SAID HE WAS UNABLE TO CONTROL HIS ACFT & IT STALLED. THE ACFT BOUNCED HARD THREE TIMES ON THE RWY UNTIL FINALLY THE LANDING GEAR BROKE AND THE WING STRUCK THE GROUND.

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..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND

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