NTSB Identification: LAX88DUD01.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38410.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 23, 1988 in HAWTHORNE, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: FERRIS VARI-EZE, registration: N7YE
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

DURING A LOCAL FLIGHT, WHILE ON FINAL APPROACH, THE PILOT REPORTED THAT A GUST OF WIND FROM THE RIGHT RAISED THE RIGHT WING RESULTING IN THE LEFT WING CONTACTING THE RUNWAY. THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRPLANE WHICH NOSED OVER DURING THE LANDING ROLL. THERE WERE NO REPORTED MECHANICAL FAILURES OR MALFUNCTIONS.

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:

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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