NTSB Identification: MKC86LA007.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 28667.
Accident occurred Saturday, October 05, 1985 in DUMAS, AR
Aircraft: BELLANCA 7GCBC, registration: N31272
Injuries: 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.

ON LANDING AT A PVT SOD STRIP NEAR DUMAS, THE PLT STATED HE ENCOUNTERED A STRONG CROSSWIND. THE CROSSWIND FORCED HIS ACFT TO VEER OFF THE SIDE OF THE RWY. AFTER VEERING OFF THE RWY THE RIGHT WING STRUCK THE GROUND SUSTAINING SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE TO THE WING SPAR. REPORTED WINDS IN THE PINE BLUFF AREA WERE FM 310 DEGREES MAGNETIC AT 12 KNOTS. A WITNESS AT THE AIRSTRIP TOLD THE PLT THAT SEVERAL WHIRLWINDS HAD PRECEDED HIS LANDING. THE PINE BLUFF RPTING STATION IS 40 MILES NORTHWEST OF DUMAS.

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

LACK OF TOTAL EXPERIENCE IN TYPE OF AIRCRAFT..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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



Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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