NTSB Identification: LAX85LA266.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 30329.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 02, 1985 in HESPERIA, CA
Aircraft: STINSON 108-1, registration: N97935
Injuries: 3 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 EN ROUTE, THE PLT NOTED THUNDERSTORMS & TOWERING CUMULUS CLOUDS OVER THE TEHACHAPI MOUNTAINS & ELECTED TO DIVERT TO HESPERIA. HE STATED THAT ALL FIELDS WITHIN RANGE HAD 'SEVERE WINDS AND STORMS CLOSING.' HE SAID THAT DURING THE LANDING AT HESPERIA, THERE WAS A DIRECT, RIGHT X-WIND WITH GUSTS TO 26 KTS. WHILE LANDING, THE ACFT VEERED OFF THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RWY & THE LEFT WING STRUCK THE GROUND. THE PLT STATED THAT THE ACFT WAS CAPABLE IN LANDING IN X-WINDS UP TO 18 KTS. APRX 15 MI NW AT VICTORVILLE, CA, THE 1655 PDT WIND WAS FROM 250 DEG AT 10 GUSTING 20 KTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND
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