NTSB Identification: SEA85LA139.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28403.
Accident occurred Friday, June 14, 1985 in ONTARIO, OR
Aircraft: MAULE M-5-180C, registration: N5652W
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.
THE PLT REPORTED THAT WHEN HE LANDED, THE WIND WAS GUSTING TO 25 KTS. HE STATED THAT WHEN THE ACFT TOUCHED DOWN, IT ENCOUNTERED A WHIRLWIND THAT LIFTED THE TAIL. SUBSEQUENTLY, THE ACFT NOSED OVER & WAS DAMAGED. ACCORDING TO THE 1700 PDT WX OBSERVATION AT ONTARIO, THE WIND WAS FROM 360 DEG AT 10 KTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND
WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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