NTSB Identification: MKC85LA067.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27448.
Accident occurred Sunday, March 03, 1985 in KEOKUK, IA
Aircraft: CESSNA 150, registration: N51004
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.

WHILE TAXIING FOR T/O ON A SOD RWY, GUSTING WINDS FLIPPED THE C-150 OVER AFTER IT BECAME BOGGED DOWN IN THE SOFT TERRAIN. THE PLT WAS AWARE OF THE GUSTING WIND CONDITIONS BUT WAS NOT EXPECTING TO GET THE A/C STUCK, EVEN THOUGH THE PILOT WAS AWARE IT HAD RAINED HARD THE DAY BEFORE. THE PLT STATED THAT HE CHOSE THE WET SOD INSTEAD OF THE ASPHALT RWY THE HEAD MORE INTO THE STRONG WINDS OF 20 PLUS KNOTS FROM 250 DEGS. THE SOD RWY WAS 27 & THE HARD SURFACE WAS RWY 31. HE ALSO SAID THAT HE THOUGHT THE 'ACFT WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HANDLE THE CROSS WIND.'

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

UNSUITABLE TERRAIN OR TAKEOFF/LANDING/TAXI AREA..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WIND INFORMATION..DISREGARDED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

JUDGMENT..POOR..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT

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