NTSB Identification: DEN89LA037.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38368.
Accident occurred Sunday, November 27, 1988 in CASPER, WY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/04/1990
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N743L
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 PLT ATTEMPTED A TAKEOFF TO THE WEST ON A COUNTY GRAVEL ROAD. THE PILOT SAID HE HAD ROUTINELY USED THE GRAVEL ROAD FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS BECAUSE OF ITS CONVENIENCE TO HIS HANGAR/TOOL SHED. HE REPORTED THE WINDS WERE FROM 210 DEG AT 15 KTS. DURING THE GROUND RUN, THE RT MAIN GEAR ENTERED A DITCH AND THE ACFT GROUNDLOOPED TO THE RT. THE RT MAIN GEAR FOLDED AND THE RT WING, FUSELAGE, AND ELEVATOR WERE BENT.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..NOT CORRECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
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