NTSB Identification: FTW88DPA09.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37413.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 18, 1988 in ATHENS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/26/1990
Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC, registration: N86311
Injuries: 1 Minor.

AFTER SETTING THE AIRCRAFT DOWN IN THE GRASS TO THE LEFT OF THE RUNWAY, THE PILOT STATED THAT A 40 MPH WIND GUST PICKED THE RIGHT WING UP AND SET THE AIRCRAFT ON ITS NOSE. HE ATTEMPTED TO KEEP THE FUSELAGE FROM TIPPING ALL THE WAY OVER AFTER DISEMBARKING; HOWEVER, THE WIND CONTINUED AND THE AIRCRAFT FELL ON ITS BACK. TOXICOLOGY TESTS OF THE PILOT'S BLOOD INDICATED 0.07% ALCOHOL.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND

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