NTSB Identification: DEN87LA045.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33107.
Accident occurred Saturday, January 24, 1987 in ROSWELL, NM
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 172B, registration: N8224X
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.

STUDENT PLT OBTAINED WX BRIEFING FROM FORT WORTH FSS AND FILED VFR FLT PLAN FOR X-COUNTRY FLT FROM PLAINVIEW, TEX, TO ROSWELL, NM, VIA HOBBS, NM,. PLT LANDED AT ROSWELL, REFUELED, AND FILED RETURN VFR FLT PLAN. HE DID NOT OBTAIN UPDATED WX BRIEFING. COLD FRONT HAD PASSED THROUGH AREA BRINGING WIND SHIFT AND HIGH GUSTY WINDS. PLT WAS CLEARED FOR TAKEOFF ON RWY 30 AND WAS TOLD WINDS WERE 310 DEG AT 29KTS. AS PLT RELEASED BRAKES ATCT TOLD PLT THAT WINDS WERE 310 DEG AT 39 KTS. WIND GUST RAISED RIGHT WING AND ACFT WAS BLOWN OVER.

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

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT OBTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..NOT IDENTIFIED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

QUALIFICATION..FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR(ON GROUND)

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