NTSB Identification: DEN85LA011.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 25933.
Accident occurred Thursday, October 18, 1984 in LIVINGSTON, MT
Aircraft: HELIO COURIER, registration: N700HC
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.

PRIOR TO THE ATTEMPTED TAKEOFF FSS ADVISED THE PLT OF WIND FROM 250 DEG AT 20 GUSTING TO 30 KTS AND INFORMED HIM THAT RWY 26 WOULD BE THE PREFERRED RWY. THE PLT ELECTED TO USE RWY 22. DURING THE TAKEOFF ROLL THE RIGHT WING ROSE IN A GUST BUT CONTROL WAS REGAINED. ACCORDING TO THE PILOT, AS THE ACFT GOT AIRBORNE THE LEFT MAIN LANDING GEAR AND/OR THE LEFT WINGTIP STRUCK THE GROUND CAUSING THE ACFT TO GROUND LOOP LEFT COLLAPSING THE RIGHT MAIN LANDING GEAR.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..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..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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