NTSB Identification: SEA85LA118.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27920.
Accident occurred Sunday, May 19, 1985 in WENATCHEE, WA
Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 2-33A, registration: N65907
Injuries: 1 Minor,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 RETURNING TO THE ARPT TO LAND, THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED STRONG DOWNDRAFTS OF 600 TO 800 FPM. AN OFF ARPT LANDING WAS MADE AND WHILE TURNING FROM BASE TO FINAL, THE LEFT WING TIP STRUCK THE GROUND. A GROUNDLOOP THEN OCCURRED.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..DOWNDRAFT

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

PLANNED APPROACH..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PLANNED APPROACH..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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