NTSB Identification: DEN89LA029.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38354.
Accident occurred Monday, November 07, 1988 in BAKER, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/24/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N4466Z
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 WAS LANDING AFTER A PIPELINE PATROL FLIGHT. THERE WERE NO PAX. THE PLT MADE A WHEELS LANDING ON RWY 30 WITH WIND REPORTED FROM 270 AT 28 KTS. DURING LANDING ROLL, A WIND GUST FROM THE LEFT SIDE, ESTIMATED BY THE PLT AS 50 KTS, LIFTED THE LEFT WING AND THE RIGHT WING TIP STRUCK GRAVEL ON THE RIGHT EDGE OF THE RUNWAY. THE PLT SAID THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED TO THE RIGHT AND THE GUST LIFTED THE TAIL. THE ACFT NOSED OVER AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. DAMAGE WAS REPORTED TO THE CABIN TOP, RUDDER, PROPELLER AND WING SPAR.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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

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

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,LANDING CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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