NTSB Identification: FTW87LA159.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34341.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 05, 1987 in DALLAS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 08/31/1988
Aircraft: MOONEY M20J, registration: N56420
Injuries: 2 Serious.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

DURING FLARE/TOUCHDOWN ON RUNWAY 15, THE AIRCRAFT'S RIGHT WING CAME UP SHARPLY, DUE TO A GUSTING CROSS WIND, CAUSING THE LEFT WING TO STRIKE THE RUNWAY. THE AIRCRAFT THEN CARTWHEELED, LEFT WING, NOSE, RIGHT WING, CAUSING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE. REPORTED WINDS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT WERE FROM 170 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 28 KNOTS.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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