NTSB Identification: DEN85LA211.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28902.
Accident occurred Thursday, July 04, 1985 in LORDSBURG, NM
Aircraft: CESSNA 172L, registration: N4349Q
Injuries: 1 Minor,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.
THE PLT SAID HE HAD ENCOUNTERED MODERATE TURBULENCE WHILE EN ROUTE & HIS PASSENGERS BECAME AIR SICK. HE DECIDED TO LAND AT THE NEAREST SUITABLE ARPT. THE LANDING WAS MADE WITHOUT INCIDENT. HOWEVER, WHILE TAXIING TO THE RAMP, THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED WHAT ONE WITNESS DESCRIBED AS A 'WHIRL WIND' OR 'DUST DEVIL' & WAS FLIPPED OVER ON ITS BACK.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND
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