NTSB Identification: LAX87LA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35665.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 17, 1987 in TUCSON, AZ
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/24/1989
Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T-1A-2, registration: N5762G
Injuries: 2 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.

A GREAT LAKES 2T-1A-2 NOSED OVER DURING LANDING. THE PILOT INDICATED THAT HE HAD CONTACTED THE AIRPORT ON THE UNICOM FREQUENCY AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE WINDS WERE FAVORING RUNWAY 30. ON SHORT FINAL APPROACH TO RUNWAY 30 THE PILOT GLANCED A WIND SOCK LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF RUNWAYS 30 AND 21. IT INDICATED THAT WINDS TO BE FROM 210 AT APPROXIMATELY 10 KNOTS. THE PILOT THEN STATED, 'AFTER TOUCHDOWN A WIND GUST OR TWISTER HIT AND THREW TAIL RIGHT AND THE PLANE WENT LEFT. ' THE PILOT THEN APPLIED RIGHT RUDDER AND THEN THE AIRCRAFT WENT RIGHT. THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR COLLAPSED ALLOWING THE LEFT WING TO TOUCH THE GROUND. THE AIRCRAFT THEN FLIPPED OVER.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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