NTSB Identification: BFO87LA030.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34255.
Accident occurred Friday, March 13, 1987 in NORFOLK, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN SNJ-5, registration: N8218E
Injuries: 2 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 TOWER CLEARED THE AIRCRAFT TO LAND ON RUNWAY 35 AT NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT WITH WINDS FROM 010 DEGREES AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS. THE PILOT STATED THAT ALL OTHER TRAFFIC WAS USING RUNWAY 05. DURING LANDING ROLL THE AIRCRAFT STARTED TO DRIFT TO THE RIGHT, GROUNDLOOPED, COLLAPSING THE LEFT GEAR. THE PILOT STATED HE 'SHOULD HAVE INSISTED ON USING RUNWAY 05, THE AIRCRAFT CAN BETTER WITHSTAND A LEFT CROSSWIND.'

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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