NTSB Identification: ATL87LA227.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34895.
Accident occurred Thursday, August 06, 1987 in HOPEFUL, GA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 01/11/1989
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N1023K
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 LNDG ON A UNIDIRECTIONAL AG STRIP WITH A TAIL WIND & A THUNDERSTORM (TSTM) NEARBY. HE RPRTD THAT DRG THE ROLL-OUT, A GUST OF WIND FROM THE TSTM PICKED UP THE TAIL OF THE ACFT & FLIPPED THE PLANE OVER ON ITS TOP. HE ESTIMATED THE WIND WAS FROM THE SOUTH AT 8 GUSTING 20 KTS.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

NOT PERFORMED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..THUNDERSTORM,OUTFLOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

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

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