NTSB Identification: MKC87LA071.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33542.
Accident occurred Wednesday, April 01, 1987 in CREVE COEUR, MO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 140, registration: N89316
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 PIC WAS PRACTICING LANDINGS IN GUSTY CROSSWIND CONDITIONS. PIC LANDED LONG, AND AFTER ROLLING A SHORT DISTANCE, PERCEIVED THAT THE WIND DIRECTION HAD CHANGED. THE PIC STATED THAT THIS NEW WIND DIRECTION WAS NOW MORE OF A TAILWIND. THE PIC DID NOT SELECT A GO-AROUND AND MAINTAINED DIRECTIONAL CONTROL UNTIL RUNNING OFF THE END OF THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED SOFT TERRAIN AND NOSED OVER INVERTED. WEATHER OBSERVATION FROM A NEARBY FSS RECORDED NO WIND CHANGENEAR THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT.

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:

PROPER TOUCHDOWN POINT..NOT ATTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

ALL AVAILABLE RUNWAY..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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