NTSB Identification: NYC85LA002.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 26686.
Accident occurred Wednesday, October 03, 1984 in WATERBURY, CT
Aircraft: PIPER PA-18-150, registration: N83665
Injuries: 1 Minor.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

AFTER LIFTOFF, THE PLT INITIATED A TURN INTO THE CROSSWIND TO MAINTAIN RUNWAY HEADING. AS HE DID SO, A WIND GUST TIPPED THE ACFT IN THE DIRECTION OF THE TURN. GROUND CONTACT OCCURRED BEFORE CORRECTIVE CONTROL INPUTS BY THE PLT COULD TAKE EFFECT.

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

AIRCRAFT HANDLING..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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