NTSB Identification: DEN85LA104.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27869.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 31, 1985 in CASPER, WY
Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E, registration: N2482K
Injuries: 2 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.

BEFORE REACHING THE DESTINATION, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE & THE PASSENGER BECAME ILL. THE PLT TRIED TO LAND ON THE EAST-WEST RWY, BUT THE X-WIND WAS TOO STRONG, SO HE THEN ENTERED A PATTERN FOR RWY 3. AFTER TURNING INTO THE WIND FOR A LANDING, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED A GUST-LIKE CONDITION, THEN STALLED & IMPACTED THE GROUND. THERE WAS A FAST MOVING SNOW SQUALL IN THE VICINITY WITH WIND GUSTS TO 58 KTS. ALSO, THERE WAS EVIDENCE THAT THE ACFT HAD ENCOUNTERED WIND SHEAR.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..SNOW


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR

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