NTSB Identification: DEN87LA238.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 34983.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 13, 1987 in MOAB, UT
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/24/1989
Aircraft: MAULE M-5-210TC, registration: N5637D
Injuries: 1 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 PILOT ABORTED HIS APPROACH TO RUNWAY 21 AT CANYON LANDS AIRPORT WHEN HE HAD 'INDICATIONS OF A CROSSWIND.' THE PILOT RADIOED MOAB UNICOM AND REPORTED HE COULD NOT FIND THE WINDSOCK AND REQUESTED WIND INFORMATION. MOAB UNICOM REPORTED THEWIND WAS 'STRAIGHT DOWN THE RUNWAY.' DURING THE LANDING ROLL, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED A STRONG CROSSWIND GUST. THE AIRCRAFT SWERVED TO THE LEFT AND DEPARTED THE RUNWAY. AFTER GOING DOWN A STEEP GRADE, THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER.

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..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..DIRT BANK/RISING EMBANKMENT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

FLIGHT ADVISORIES..INACCURATE..FBO PERSONNEL

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