NTSB Identification: ANC85LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 27777.
Accident occurred Thursday, June 27, 1985 in DILLINGHAM, AK
Aircraft: PIPER PA-20, registration: N3459Z
Injuries: 4 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 REPORTED THAT BY THE TIME HE HAD RETURNED TO THE ARPT, THE WIND VELOCITY HAD INCREASED TO 18 KTS. DURING THE LANDING, HE LOST DIRECTIONAL CONTROL & THE ACFT GROUND LOOPED & WAS DAMAGED.

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

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND

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:

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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