NTSB Identification: LAX86LA141.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30022.
Accident occurred Saturday, March 15, 1986 in APPLE VALLEY, CA
Aircraft: CESSNA 172N, registration: N739GB
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.

A CESSNA 172N NOSED OVER ON THE TAXIWAY AFTER COMPLETING A FULL STOP LDG ON THE RWY. WINDS WERE REPORTED FROM 180 DEG AT 18 KTS GUSTING TO 23 KTS WITH PEAK GUSTS FROM THE SE AT 31 KTS. UNICOM REPORTED WINDS FROM THE S AT 20 KTS GUSTING TO 30 KTS. THE PLT HAD COMPLETED HIS LDG ON RWY AND WAS TAXIING ON THE MIDFIELD TAXIWAY WHEN A GUST WIND LIFTED THE TAIL CAUSING THE ACFT TO NOSE OVER. THE PLT ALSO INDICATED HE HAD THE AILERONS INTO THE WIND AND THE ELEVATOR NEUTRAL WHILE TAXIING. THE MIDFIELD TAXIWAY AT THE POINT WHERE THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED IS PERPENDICULAR TO THE RWY, THUS CREATING A X-WIND/TAILWIND CONDITION BASED ON REPORTED WINDS.

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

WIND INFORMATION..NOT UNDERSTOOD..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

INATTENTIVE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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