NTSB Identification: FTW87LA178.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34505.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 26, 1987 in ARANSAS PASS, TX
Probable Cause Approval Date: 10/25/1988
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18A, registration: N321AK
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 RPRTD THAT DRG A TAKEOFF ROLL, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST OF WIND FROM THE LEFT WHICH CAUSED IT TO VEER OFF THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE RWY. SUBSEQUENTLY, IT CONTACTED A DITCH & WAS DAMAGED.

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:

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DITCH


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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