NTSB Identification: DEN87LA198.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33637.
Accident occurred Saturday, July 25, 1987 in WATKINS, CO
Probable Cause Approval Date: 05/09/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 152, registration: N52MA
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.

THE PLT WAS PRACTICING TOUCH-AND-GO LANDINGS ON RWY 26. HE ESTIMATED THE WIND TO BE 180 DEG AT 8 KTS. THE PLT SAID THAT ON THE THIRD LANDING ATTEMPT, A 15 KT GUST OF WIND CAUSED THE ACFT TO DRIFT TO THE RIGHT. HE ATTEMPTED TO CORRECT WITH LEFT AILERON AND RIGHT RUDDER. ON TOUCHDOWN, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY, DRAGGING THE RIGHT WING TIP AND NOSING OVER. THE PLT NOTED THAT THE CROSSWIND GUST EXCEEDED ACFT CROSSWIND CAPABILITY. ACCORDING TO THE ACFT HANDBOOK, THE MAXIMUM DEMONSTRATED CROSSWIND VELOCITY IS 12 KTS.

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

AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE,LANDING CAPABILITY..EXCEEDED

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT POSSIBLE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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