NTSB Identification: CHI84LA384.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26221.
Accident occurred Sunday, September 09, 1984 in GREENVILLE, IL
Aircraft: HARRIS GOLDWING, registration: N3958C
Injuries: 1 Serious.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
PLT WAS PERFORMING TOUCH AND GO LANDINGS BELOW 1100 FT OVERCAST SKY. PASSING NORTH END OF FIELD AT 800 FT, PLT NOTED RAIN SHOWER AT SOUTH END & ELECTED TO LAND TO THE SOUTH. DURING APCH TURN THE LEFT WING DROPPED ABRUPTLY TO A NEAR-INVERTED ACFT ATTITUDE. PLT APPLIED FULL PWR AND CORRECTIVE CONTROL INPUTS BUT THE ACFT COLLIDED WITH MUDDY TERRAINBEFORE RECOVERY WAS COMPLETED. PLT CITED WIND SHEAR.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:WEATHER CONDITION..WINDSHEAR
AIRPORT FACILITIES,RUNWAY/LANDING AREA CONDITION..SOFT
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