NTSB Identification: NYC88LA221.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38605.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 18, 1988 in WELLSVILLE, PA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: BOEING A75N1, registration: N7772J
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 PRIVATE PLT ON A LOCAL FLIGHT MADE A STOPOVER LANDING ON RUNWAY 28. THE PLT REPORTED THAT DURING THE LANDING FLARE, HE WAS TEMPORARILY BLINDED BY THE SETTING SUN DIRECTLY IN THE FLIGHT PATH. AT TOUCHDOWN THE AIRPLANE WEATHERVANED INTO THE RIGHT CROSSWIND, THE PLT LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL AND THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED TO THE RIGHT. THE PLANE ROLLED INTO A DITCH.

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

LIGHT CONDITION..SUNGLARE



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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