NTSB Identification: CHI87LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34277.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 26, 1987 in MIDLAND, MI
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/07/1988
Aircraft: PIPER J3C, registration: N6AJ
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.

WHILE TAXIING TO RUNWAY 24 RUN UP AREA THE AIRCRAFT FLIPPED OVER ONTO ITS NOSE. THE PILOT STATED A GUST OF WIND CAUGHT THE PLANE FROM BEHIND. WINDS AT THE TRI-CITY AIRPORT, 12 MILES SOUTHEAST OF MIDLAND, WERE REPORTED FROM 130 DEGREES AT 6 KNOTS.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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