NTSB Identification: DEN85LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27191.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 24, 1985 in POLSON, MT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18, registration: N8676C
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 STATED A 35 KT GUST OF WIND FROM THE NORTH LIFTED THE TAIL OF THE ACFT TO THE LEFT. THE ACFT VEERED RIGHT, CONTACTED A SNOW BANK AND NOSED OVER. THE PLT WAS TAXIING ON RWY 18 AFTER LANDING WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND

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