NTSB Identification: DEN85LA108.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27367.
Accident occurred Tuesday, April 02, 1985 in FORT COLLINS, CO
Aircraft: MAULE M-5-210C, registration: N332X
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 OF A MAULE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL DURING AN ATTEMPTED LANDING AT A DIRT STRIP NEAR FT COLLINGS, CO. THE WIND WAS FROM THE WEST AT A FULL LANDING STALL ATTITUDE WHEN A GUST OF WIND PICKED THE RT WG UP CAUSING THE LEFT WING TO CONTACT THE GROUND. DURING THE ATTEMPTED GO AROUND, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE RUNWAY AND GROUND LOOPED CAUSING THE LANDINGGEAR TO COLLAPSE.

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

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

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

AIRSPEED(VSO)..IMPROPER USE OF..PILOT IN COMMAND

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..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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