NTSB Identification: LAX87LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 33239.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 04, 1986 in LUCERNE VALLEY, CA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 04/25/1988
Aircraft: CESSNA 180, registration: N1750C
Injuries: 3 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 STATED THAT THE WIND HAD BEEN LIGHT AND VARIABLE WITH INTERMITTENT GUSTS AND ON THE TAKE-OFF ROLL AS THE NOSE OF THE AIRCRAFT SUDDENLY SWUNG 30 DEGREES TO THE LEFT AND HE WAS UNABLE TO COMPENSATE WITH RIGHT RUDDER. THE RIGHT WING TIP THEN DUG INTO THE GROUND AND THE AIRCRAFT NOSED OVER INVERTED.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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