NTSB Identification: DEN87LA086.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33332.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 04, 1987 in BELGRADE, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 03/10/1988
Aircraft: BOEING A75L3, registration: N5084N
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 REPORT THAT HE WAS LANDING ON A 9000 X 150 FT ASPHALT RWY. THE WIND WAS NEARLY DOWN THE RWY AT 4 TO 9 KTS. IN A TELEPHONE INTERVIEW 2 DAYS AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE PLT REPORTED THAT HE WAS MAKING A 'WHEELS' LANDING. HE SAID WHEN THE MAIN GEAR WAS ABOUT 1 FT ABOVE THE RWY WHEN THE TAIL ROSE SUDDENLY AND THE ACFT FLIPPED END OVER END COMING TO REST INVERTED ON THE RWY CENTERLINE. HE SAID EXAMINATION OF THE RWY SURFACE AFTER THE ACCIDENT DID NOT REVEAL ANY SKID MARKS. HE ALSO SAID HE DID NOT ENCOUNTER ANY TURBULENCE OR X-WIND.

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

ELEVATOR..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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