NTSB Identification: NYC87LA269.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 36772.
Accident occurred Friday, September 25, 1987 in HAMBURG, NY
Probable Cause Approval Date: 06/07/1989
Aircraft: RYAN ST-3RR, registration: N400AW
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.
ACCORDING TO THE PLT, WHEN HE ARRIVED AT THE ARPT, THE WINDS WERE FROM 280 DEG AT 20 GUSTING 25 KTS. HE BELIEVED THAT WITH THE STRONG X-WIND & GUSTS, IT WOULD BE SAFER TO LAND ON SOD BESIDE THE RWY. DURING THE LANDING, THE MAIN GEAR SANK INTO THE SOD & THE ACFT NOSED OVER. THE PLT STATED THE SOD WAS SOFT AFTER A HEAVY RAIN.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND
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