NTSB Identification: MKC86LA087.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31208.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 12, 1986 in ST. LOUIS, MO
Aircraft: Ercoupe (Eng & Research Corp.) 415-C, registration: N2578H
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 PLT REPORTS THAT A WIND SQUALL PASSED OVER THE ARPT AS HE WAS LANDING. HE SAID THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED WINDSHEAR AT ABOUT 100 FT AGL ON FINAL APCH AND BEGAN TO SINK. THE PLT ADDED PWR BUT COULD NOT STOP THE SINK AND THE ACFT LANDED IN A PLOWED FIELD ABOUT 20 FT SHORT OF THE RWY. THE NOSE GEAR HIT A LIP AT THE END OF THE RWY AND COLLAPSED AFT DAMAGING THE FIREWALL AND FUSELAGE. NEARBY ST. LOUIS-LAMBERT FLD REPORTED A CB IN THE VIC AND A WINDSHIFT WITH WIND GUSTS TO 30 KTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACDT.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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

METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN

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