NTSB Identification: FTW85LA013.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26574.
Accident occurred Sunday, October 14, 1984 in BOOKER, TX
Aircraft: STINSON 108-2, registration: N9737K
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.

PLT ARRIVED AT DESTINATION AT DUSK. LIGHTED WIND TETRAHEDRON WAS OUT OF SERVICE. PLT EXECUTED LOW PASS IN UNSUCCESFUL ATTEMPT TO SEE WINDSOCK. PLT WAS AWARE OF STRONG SURFACE WINDS (ABOUT 35 KTS), PRESUMED TO BE FROM SW, FROM RECENT FRONTAL PASSAGE AND SELECTED THAT LANDING DIRECTION. ACFT LANDED LONG, PLT REALIZED A STRONG TAILWIND EXISTED BUT FELT TAILWHEEL ACFT WOULD NOT MAKE A SUCCESSFUL GO-AROUND. ACFT OVERRAN PREPARED SURFACE, PLT STEERED INTO TALL GRASS TO ASSIST DECELERATION. COMBINATION OF VEGETATION RESISTANCE AND TAILWIND GUST CAUSED ACFT TO NOSE OVER.

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

WRONG RUNWAY..SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..HIGH VEGETATION


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

LIGHT CONDITION..DUSK


Contributing Factors

AIRPORT FACILITIES,WIND DIRECTION INDICATOR..NOT OPERATING


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..TAILWIND


Contributing Factors

GO-AROUND..NOT SELECTED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

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

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