NTSB Identification: MIA87LA102.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33141.
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 10, 1987 in ST. THOMAS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/19/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-300, registration: N55682
Injuries: 3 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 PILOT STATED THAT AS HE LIFTED OFF THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND. THE PILOT LOST CONTROL OF THE AIRCRAFT AND IT STRUCK A DISPLACED THRESHOLD SIGN AND THE GROUND.

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:

COMPLACENCY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..AIRPORT FACILITY

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