NTSB Identification: SEA83LA085.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 21251.
Accident occurred Saturday, April 16, 1983 in BLANCHARD, ID
Aircraft: AERONCA 11BC, registration: N4049E
Injuries: 2 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 AIRCRAFT COLLIDED WITH A FENCE DURING LANDING ON A NARROW STRIP IN A VARIABLE CROSSWIND. THE PILOT HAD TAKEN OFF FROM THE SAME AIRSTRIP EARLIER WITHOUT DIFFICULTY. HE SAID A STRONG GUST OF WIND STRUCK HIS AIRCRAFT AS IT WAS TOUCHING DOWN. THIS DISPLACED THE AIRCRAFT TO THE RIGHT WHERE THE RIGHT WINGTIP STRUCK THE FENCE AND GROUNDLOOPED THE AIRCRAFT. THE PILOT STATED THAT TREES NEAR THE LEFT SIDE OF THE RUNWAY RESULTED IN A VERY UNSTABLE WIND CONDITION AT TOUCHDOWN.

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

COMPENSATION FOR WIND CONDITIONS..IMPROPER..PILOT IN COMMAND

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

DIRECTIONAL CONTROL..NOT MAINTAINED..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

OBJECT..FENCE


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..UNFAVORABLE WIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CROSSWIND


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..GUSTS

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