NTSB Identification: ATL88LA250.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37699.
Accident occurred Tuesday, September 13, 1988 in SURF CITY, NC
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/07/1989
Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D, registration: N96522
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 LANDING WAS ATTEMPTED AT A PRIVATE TURF STRIP IN GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS. AT LEVEL OFF FOR A 3-POINT LANDING ON RWY 24, THE RIGHT WING WAS LIFTED SHARPLY BY A WIND GUST. RIGHT AILERON AND RUDDER WERE APPLIED AND POWER WAS ADDED TO GO-AROUND. AS THE AIRPLANE LEVELED OFF TO CLIMB AWAY THE LEFT WING STRUCK ONE OF THE TREES WHICH LINED THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY. THE PILOT HAD ALLOWED THE AIRPLANE TO DRIFT INTO THE TREES ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY DUE TO A RIGHT QUARTERING HEADWIND.

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

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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