NTSB Identification: SEA84LA127.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 24583.
Accident occurred Sunday, June 10, 1984 in JEAN, NV
Aircraft: BREEZY RLU-1A, registration: N3184
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 ACFT DEPARTED ON RWY 20 AND TURNED CROSSWIND AT AN ALT OF 200 FT AGL. THE PLT STATED THAT AFTER TURNING DOWNWIND FOR A NON-STANDARD TRAFFIC PATTERN AT AN AIRSPEED OF 60 TO 65 MPH THE ACFT BEGAN TO LOSE ALTITUDE. THE ACFT CONTINUED THE DESCENT EVEN THOUGH HE APPLIED BACK PRESS TO TRY AND CLIMB. THE ACFT CONTACTED THE GROUND IN A SLIGHT NOSE HIGH ATTITUDE. THE PLT REPORTED THE WINDS WERE FROM 270 DEGREES AT 20 KTS GUSTING TO 25 KTS AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT. HE BELIEVED THAT THE ACFT ENCOUNTERED WIND SHEAR & WAS UNABLE TO MAINTAIN ALTITUDE.

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

PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

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


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND

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