NTSB Identification: MKC86LA074.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30077.
Nonscheduled 14 CFR
Accident occurred Tuesday, March 25, 1986 in CEDAR RAPIDS, IA
Aircraft: BEECH G18S, registration: N528
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 AWARE THAT HE WOULD HAVE A STRONG CROSSWIND ON LANDING. HE WAS LANDING ON RUNWAY 13 WITH WINDS FROM 180 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS, GUSTING TO 30 KNOTS. THE PILOT STATED THAT WHILE THE AIRPLANE WAS ROLLING DOWN THE RUNWAY, THE RIGHT WING WAS LIFTED BY A WIND GUST AND IT SLOWLY VEERED TO THE LEFT. HE ADDED POWER AND LIFTED THE AIRPLANE INTO THE AIR IN A LEFT TURN. THE WIND GUST STOPPED AND THE AIRPLANE DROPPED TO THE GROUND ON THE LEFT GEAR AND NOSED FORWARD. THE LEFT PROPELLER AND WING TIP HIT THE GROUND AND THE AIRPLANE CARTWHEELED TO THE LEFT, HITTING THE NOSE, THE RIGHT PROPELLER AND LANDING GEAR AND CAME TO REST 180 DEGREES FROM THE LANDING RUNWAY HEADING.

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

IMPROPER USE OF EQUIPMENT/AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND

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