NTSB Identification: MKC86LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 29940.
Accident occurred Monday, March 10, 1986 in JACKSONVILLE, AR
Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC, registration: N82202
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 WAS ATTEMPTING A TAKEOFF FROM A SOD STRIP IN AN AERONCA TAIL DRAGGER AIRCRAFT IN GUSTY WIND CONDITIONS. THE AIR STRIP RUNWAY IS SITUATED ALONG A NORTH-SOUTH HEADING WITH THE RPTD WINDS FM 290 DEGREES MAGNETIC AT 13 KNOTS WITH GUSTS TO 18 KNOTS. AS THE TAIL ROSE INTO TAKEOFF ATTITUDE THE ACFT VEERED LEFT AND OFF THE EDGE OF THE RWY. THE PIC STATED HE WAS NOT ABLE TO MAINTAIN DIRECTIONAL CONTROL IN THE CROSSWIND CONDITIONS WHEN THE TAIL OF THE AIRCRAFT LIFTED FM THE GROUND. THE PIC WAS INEXPERIENCED IN THIS ACFT.

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

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

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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