NTSB Identification: LAX85LA295.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28935.
Accident occurred Saturday, June 22, 1985 in ANGWIN, CA
Aircraft: GREAT LAKES 2T-1A-2, registration: N3800F
Injuries: 2 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.

DURING A VFR CROSS COUNTRY FLT, WX CONDITIONS ALONG THE ROUTE INDUCED THE PLT TO DIVERT TO THE ANGWIN ARPT. AFTER AN OVERFLT TO OBTAIN WIND INFORMATION FROM THE WIND SOCK, THE PLT SAID HE ENTERED THE PATTERN AND COMPLETED A NORMAL APPROACH AND TOUCHDOWN. SHORTLY AFTER TOUCHDOWN, THE PLT STATED THAT HE 'GOT CAUGHT BY A GUST (OF) CROSSWIND AND STRUCK (A) WINGTIP ON (A) RUNWAY LIGHT WHILE COMPENSATING FOR (THE) CROSS WIND.' THE PLT ESTIMATED THE WINDS AS FROM 270 DEGREES AT 10 KTS WITH GUSTS TO 20 KTS. THE CLOSEST OFFICIAL WX REPORTING STATION (18 NM WEST) REPORTED WINDS FROM 170 DEGREES AT 5 KTS.

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

REMEDIAL ACTION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

GROUND LOOP/SWERVE..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..RUNWAY LIGHT

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