NTSB Identification: NYC87LA084.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34418.
Accident occurred Wednesday, February 11, 1987 in OXFORD, MA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N7182B
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 RPRTD THAT DRG A LNDG, THE ACFT ENCTRD A GUST OF WIND & VEERED INTO A GROUND LOOP BEFORE HE COULD CORRECT THE SITUATION. THE ACFT THEN HIT A SNOWBANK AT THE SIDE OF THE RWY & WAS DAMAGED. THE PLT RPRTD THE WIND WAS FROM 300 DEG AT 12 GUSTING 15 KTS.

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

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

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SNOWBANK


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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