NTSB Identification: DEN87LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34113.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 03, 1987 in MISSOULA, MT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-150, registration: N7511D
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 PRIVATE PLT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS. WHILE ON A TAKEOFF ROLL, A GUST OF WIND LIFTED THE RIGHT WING AND PUSHED THE ACFT OFF THE RWY TO THE LEFT. DIRECTIONAL CONTROL WAS LOST AND THE ACFT TAXIED THROUGH HIGH GRASS PARALLEL TO THE RWY. THE NOSE WHEEL STRUCK A CLUMP OF EARTH AND COLLAPSED. THE ACFT NOSED OVER AND CAME TO REST INVERTED. THE PLT STATED THAT HE NEEDED MORE CROSSWIND TAKEOFFS AND LANDING.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..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

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OPERATION..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

LANDING GEAR,NOSE GEAR..OVERLOAD


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIDDEN OBSTRUCTION(S)

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