NTSB Identification: FTW86LA155.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 31479.
Accident occurred Sunday, August 24, 1986 in GAINESVILLE, TX
Aircraft: CESSNA 172A, registration: N7261T
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 TAXIING INTO POSITION FOR TAKEOFF, WHEN THERE WAS A WIND SHIFT AND A GUST OF WIND INVERTED THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT HAD NOT OBTAINED ANY WEATHER REPORTS PRIOR TO TAXIING OUT TO THE RUNWAY. THERE WERE THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA AND A HEAVY RAIN BEGAN WITHIN MINUTES OF THE ACCIDENT DECREASING VISIBILITY TO APRX 1/4 MILE.

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..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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