NTSB Identification: SEA88LA111.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35987.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 12, 1988 in KELSO, WA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135, registration: N1453A
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 PLT STATED THAT HE SELECTED RNWY 29 IN VERY GUSTY CONDITIONS. HE BELIEVED THE LANDING WAS MADE WITH NO PROBLEMS. AS THE ACFT SLOWED BELOW 45 MPH IT SUDDENLY VEERED TO THE RIGHT. THE PLT FAILED TO CONTROL THE DRIFT. THE ACFT DEPARTED THE RUNWAY AND OVERTURNED IN THE SOFT TERRAIN.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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