NTSB Identification: SEA85LA180.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28735.
Accident occurred Sunday, July 28, 1985 in JARBRIDGE, NV
Aircraft: PIPER PA-30, registration: N7AT
Injuries: 1 Serious,2 Minor,1 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.

SHORTLY AFTER DEPARTURE THE LEFT WING WAS RAISED BY A GUST OF WIND. DURING CORRECTION THE AIRCRAFT THEN YAWED RIGHT. ALMOST FULL AILERON WAS USED TO MAINTAIN LEVEL FLIGHT. THE AIRCRAFT THEN DESCENDED TO THE GROUND. INSPECTION OF THE AIRCRAFT REVEALED NO ENGINE OR CONTROL MALFUNCTION. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE AIRCRAFT ENCOUNTERED SOME SORT OF DOWN DRAFT OR OTHER WEATHER PHENOMENON.

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

STALL/MUSH..UNCONTROLLED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

PREFLIGHT BRIEFING SERVICE..NOT USED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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