NTSB Identification: DEN86LA156.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31362.
Accident occurred Friday, June 06, 1986 in CHEYENNE, WY
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N3253D
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 STUDENT PLT FLEW FROM ALLIANCE TO CHEYENNE ON HIS SOLO X-COUNTRY AND FLEW LOCALLY AT CHEYENNE TO MAKE 3 LANDINGS AT A TWR CONTROLLED ARPT. WHILE HE WAS IN THE PATTERN A CUMULONIMBUS CLOUD MOVED INTO THE VICINITY OF THE ARPT AND THE WINDS BECAME GUSTY. AFTER HIS FINAL LANDING ON RWY 30, THE PLT TURNED OFF TO THE LEFT AND A STRONG GUST PICKED UP THE RIGHT WING AND TAIL. THE LEFT WING AND PROP CONTACTED THE GROUND. THREE MINUTES AFTER THE ACCIDENT THE TWR REPORTED THE WINDS FROM 300 DEGREES AT 34 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 38 KTS.

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:

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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