NTSB Identification: DEN88LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36989.
Accident occurred Friday, July 15, 1988 in GALLUP, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/08/1989
Aircraft: BOEING A75N1, registration: N772WM
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 COMMERCIAL PLT AND A PAX WERE RETURNING HOME ON A BUSINESS TRIP. DURING A LANDING ON A 6,300 X 100 FT RWY, THE ACFT SWERVED TO THE RT. THE PLT ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT WITH LT RUDDER AND BRAKE, TO NO AVAIL. THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED TO THE RT AND DEPARTED THE RWY. THE LT MAIN GEAR WAS TORN OFF IN THE SOFT DIRT OFF THE RT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE LOWER LEFT WING WAS TORN OFF, DAMAGING THE UPPER LT WING. THE PLT SAID THAT HIGH GROUND SPEED AGGRAVATED THE GROUND LOOP. HE REPORTED THE WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE AND THE DENSITY ALTITUDE WAS 9,700 FT.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

AIRSPEED..EXCESSIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH DENSITY ALTITUDE

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