NTSB Identification: DEN85LA115.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27583.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 06, 1985 in BEULAH, ND
Aircraft: CESSNA 150M, registration: N66387
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 PILOT REPORTED THAT HE ENCOUNTERED TURBULENCE AND GUSTY WINDS ON LANDING APPROACH TO RUNWAY 28. HE SAID HIS SPEED WAS FAST TO COMPENSATE FOR THESE CONDITIONS BUT THAT HE DID NOT USE A CROSSWIND LANDING TECHNIQUE BECAUSE THE WINDS HAD CALMED DOWN. THE PILOT SAID THAT AS HE FLARED THE AIRPLANE FOR LANDING, A GUST OF WIND FROM THE RIGHT RAISED THE RIGHT WING. THE AIRPLANE WENT OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY INTO A SOFT STUBBLE FIELD AND OVERTURNED.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..SOFT


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TURBULENCE


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..ROUGH/UNEVEN


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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