NTSB Identification: CHI87LA079.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33027.
Accident occurred Saturday, February 07, 1987 in CLEAR LAKE, MN
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/30/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 150K, registration: N5884G
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 STATED THAT NEAR THE TOUCHDOWN POINT A GUST 'JARRED' THE ACFT AND THE THROTTLE IN THE FORWARD POSITION. ACCORDING TO THE PLT, THE ACFT 'TOOK A STEEP LEFT' AND HE LEVELED THE WINGS, HOWEVER THERE WAS NOT TIME TO AVOID TREES WHICH WERE ABOUT 100-150 FEET FROM THE RWY. THE PLT STATED THAT HE THEN MADE AN IMMEDIATE LANDING AND THE ACFT FLIPPED OVER. AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT, ST. CLOUD MUNICIPAL AIRPORT (ABOUT SIX MILES FROM LEADERS CLEAR LAKE AIRPORT) REPORTED WINDS FROM 290 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS. CRYSTAL AIRPORT, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY 35 MILES FROM THE ACCIDENT SITE, REPORTED WINDS FOR THE SAME TIME PERIOD FROM 280 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS.

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

WIND INFORMATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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:

PROPER ALIGNMENT..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


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