NTSB Identification: DEN89LA121.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 38564.
Accident occurred Thursday, May 18, 1989 in MILES CITY, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/12/1990
Aircraft: CESSNA 182J, registration: N2774F
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 CALLED THE FSS ON THE AIRPORT FOR AN ADVISORY WHEN THE FLT WAS 8 MI FROM THE FIELD. THE ADVISORY INCLUDED INFO THAT THE WIND WAS FROM 300 DEG WITH GUST TO 53 KTS. THE FLT LANDED ON RWY 30, AND WAS TAXIING TO THE RAMP WHEN A GUST OF WIND LIFTED THE TAIL AND THE ACFT NOSED OVER.

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

THE PILOT'S IMPROPER DECISION TO LAND AND ATTEMPT TO TAXI AT AN AIRPORT WHERE STRONG WINDS WOULD NOT PERMIT SAFE GROUND HANDLING OF THE AIRCRAFT.

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