NTSB Identification: FTW83LA163.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21807.
Accident occurred Sunday, February 27, 1983 in LAJITAS, TX
Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-125, registration: N816A
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.

THE STUDENT PLT WAS ON A SUPERVISED CROSS-COUNTRY FLIGHT FLT. AFTER ARRIVING AT AN EN ROUTE AIRPORT, HE LANDED ON RUNWAY 22 WITH AN ESTIMATED CROSSWIND FROM 310 DEG AT 10 GUSTING 20 KTS. AFTER DECELERATING TO TAXI SPEED ON THE RUNWAY, A GUST OF WIND WAS ENCOUNTERED & THE ACFT WAS BLOWN ONTO THE LEFT WING & NOSE, THEN OVER ON ITS BACK. THE STUDENT REPORTED THAT THE WINDS WERE CALM WHEN HE DEPARTED ON THE CROSS-COUNTRY & WERE FORCASTED TO REMAIN THE SAME. THIS WAS THE STUDENT'S FIRST FLIGHT TO THIS AIRPORT.

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

WEATHER EVALUATION..MISJUDGED..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

IN-FLIGHT PLANNING/DECISION..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..HIGH WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS


Contributing Factors

OVERCONFIDENCE IN PERSONAL ABILITY..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

LACK OF FAMILIARITY WITH GEOGRAPHIC AREA..PILOT IN COMMAND

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