NTSB Identification: DEN86LA116.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30991.
Accident occurred Sunday, April 13, 1986 in WALL, SD
Aircraft: BEECH A-36, registration: N4479W
Injuries: 1 Serious,1 Minor,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 HE WAS MAKING A PRECAUTIONARY LANDING DUE TO WX, WHEN THE ACFT HE WAS PILOTING ENCOUNTERED AN UNEXPECTED CROSSWIND JUST PRIOR TO TOUCHDOWN. THE PLT SAID THE LEFT WING DIPPED & MADE CONTACT WITH THE GROUND. THE IMPACT RESULTED IN SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE ACFT. WITNESSES AT THE ACCIDENT SITE REPORTED THE VISIBILITY TO BE LESS THAN 1/2 MI WITH SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW.

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

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..CONTINUED..PILOT IN COMMAND




Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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